A web-based annotation interface based on wheel of emotions

Philip Marsh

Supervised by Irena Spasic, Moderated by Matthew J W Morgan

Robert Plutchik created a wheel of emotions in 1980 which consisted of 8 basic emotions and 8 advanced emotions each composed of 2 basic ones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrasting_and_categorization_of_emotions). The goal of this project is to implement a web-based graphical interface, which would allow the user to classify an emotion for given text or image by navigating through the wheel. Alternatively, user should be able to provide a name for an emotion, which should then be placed at an appropriate position on the wheel based on the knowledge extracted from resources such as WordNet Affect (http://wndomains.fbk.eu/wnaffect.html), a taxonomy of over 300 emotions and their names. The interface should be easily accessible on desktop as well as tablet computers.

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