Physiological emotion analysis using support vector regression

Chuan Yu Chang, Chuan Wang Chang, Jun Ying Zheng, Pau Choo Chung

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Physical and mental diseases were deeply affected by stress and negative emotions. In general, emotions can be roughly recognized by facial expressions. Since facial expressions may be controlled and expressed differently by different people subjectively, inaccurate are very likely to happen. It is hard to control physiological responses and the corresponding signals while emotions are excited. Hence, an emotion recognition method that considers physiological signals is proposed in this paper. We designed a specific emotion induction experiment to collect five physiological signals of subjects including electrocardiogram, galvanic skin responses (GSR), blood volume pulse, and pulse. We use support vector regression (SVR) to train the trend curves of three emotions (sadness, fear, and pleasure). Experimental results show that the proposed method achieves high recognition rate up to 89.2%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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