Representing Emotion and Mood States for Virtual Agents

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


9th German Conference MATES-2011, Springer LNCS, Number 6973, Berlin, p.181-188 (2011)




Emotional agents are an active research domain, with direct application in several industrial fields such as video games, interactive environments, or enhanced human computer interactions. Emotional be- haviour should consider both the representation of the emotions and the mood states. The two most widely accepted and used models for this pur- pose, the OCC and the PAD models, are rooted in cognitive psychology. Upon this background, this paper puts forward two main contributions: firstly, it discusses the use of a common representation for both mood states and emotions; secondly, it introduces the concept of the Mood Vector Space and analyses its the properties.