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Steunebrink, Bas R. ; Meyer, John-Jules Ch. ; Dastani, Mehdi

A Formal Model of Emotions: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects

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When constructing a formal model of emotions for intelligent agents, two types of aspects have to be taken into account. First, qualitative aspects pertain to the conditions that elicit emotions. Second, quantitative aspects pertain to the actual experience and intensity of elicited emotions. In this presentation, we show how the qualitative aspects of a well-known psychological model of human emotions can be formalized in an agent specification language and how its quantitative aspects can be integrated into this model. Furthermore, we discuss several unspecified details and implicit assumptions in the psychological model that are explicated by this effort.

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  author =	{Bas R. Steunebrink and John-Jules Ch. Meyer and Mehdi Dastani},
  title =	{A Formal Model of Emotions: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects},
  booktitle =	{Programming Multi-Agent Systems },
  year =	{2008},
  editor =	{Rafael Bordini and Mehdi Dastani and J{\"u}rgen Dix and Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni },
  number =	{08361},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Emotions, Intelligent Agents}

Keywords: Emotions, Intelligent Agents
Collection: 08361 - Programming Multi-Agent Systems
Issue Date: 2008
Date of publication: 04.11.2008

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