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How To Index and Search a Video By Emotion 76

robotsrule writes "Here's a a demonstration video of EmoRate, a software program that uses the Emotiv 14-electrode EEG headset to record your emotions via your facial expressions. In the video you'll see EmoRate record my emotions while I watch a YouTube video, then index that video by emotion, and then navigate that video by simply by remembering a feeling. The web page for EmoRate explains how I used Emotiv's SDK to build the software program, and how I trained the system by watching emotionally evocative videos on YouTube while wearing the headset."
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How To Index and Search a Video By Emotion

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  • by flimflammer ( 956759 ) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @08:35PM (#33388126)

    I can't say I see the benefit to this sort of system. My facial expression rarely changes throughout movies, unless I laugh over something funny or flinch due to a movie trying to scare me with a loud noise. I'm hardly alone; I showed the video to a few people and they had similar concerns.

    I can't see myself giving off a heartwarming smile when I see something happy or frowning when I'm sad. At that point it seems like I'm merely trying to appease the technology to make it work, instead of just doing my natural thing and it picking up on that.

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