ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

An interval type-2 fuzzy logic system to translate between emotion-related vocabularies

Abe Kazemzadeh, Sungbok Lee, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

This paper describes a novel experiment that demonstrates the feasiblity of a fuzzy logic (FL) representation of emotion-related words used to translate between different emotional vocabularies. Type-2 fuzzy sets were encoded using input from web-based surveys that prompted users with emotional words and asked them to enter an interval using a double slider. The similarity of the encoded fuzzy sets was computed and it was shown that a reliable mapping can be made between a large vocabulary of emotional words and a smaller vocabulary of words naming seven emotion categories. Though the mapping results are comparable to Euclidian distance in the valence/ activation/dominance space, the FL representation has several benefits that are discussed.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-681

Cite as: Kazemzadeh, A., Lee, S., Narayanan, S.S. (2008) An interval type-2 fuzzy logic system to translate between emotion-related vocabularies. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2747-2750, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-681

@inproceedings{kazemzadeh08_interspeech,
  author={Abe Kazemzadeh and Sungbok Lee and Shrikanth S. Narayanan},
  title={{An interval type-2 fuzzy logic system to translate between emotion-related vocabularies}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2747--2750},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-681}
}