Technical Details of a Domain-Independent Framework for Modeling Emotion
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY CA INST FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
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This technical report elaborates on the technical details of the EMA model of emotional appraisal and coping. It should be seen as an appendix to the journal article on this topic Gratch Marsella, to appear. This article specifies details of how EMA represents and reasons about causal events, beliefs, desires, intentions, actions. EMA relies on a cognitive component that combines techniques form decision-theoretic planning with models of beliefs, desires and intentions. Syntactic features of the resulting representations are then appraised along a number of dimensions, resulting in a set of appraisal frames and emotional responses.