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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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  • by Kitkoan ( 1719118 ) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @07:37PM (#33387738)

    It would be interesting to run this a few times... not sequentially, but maybe once every few months to give yourself time to reset (for the lack of a better word), and rewatch whatever it was you recorded with this device and then diff the results to see if their was a drift, and in what area's. I have to assume you wouldn't always respond the same way, and the results could be highly interesting, perhaps even moreso to the field of psychiatry in allowing a more exact gauging of the effectiveness of whatever drug they are administering to a patient.

    I doubt you'd get nearly the same reactions. Things like boredom (reruns don't always get everyones attention) and (since these are static videos) predictability can and will cause detachment of your emotions and their intensity to what your watching. Think of things like horror movies, sure they can make you feel fear greatly during the first watch, but rarely can cause that much fear during the second viewing, let alone the third, forth, ect...

  • by c0lo ( 1497653 ) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @07:38PM (#33387756)
    Neither has a Linux port for the SDK (wink - wonder why this is posted on /. then?)
    Seriously, anyone with some references on similar devices that have Linux support?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 26, 2010 @08:49PM (#33388226)

    Yea, I get the feeling the software trained the person rather than the other way around. But this is the first step in software thinking just like people; it'll be here in 15 years.

  • by blair1q ( 305137 ) on Friday August 27, 2010 @02:01PM (#33395244) Journal

    Don't complain to me. That's what the summary said.

    As for EEG, I wonder what mine looks like when I'm playing Poker.

    I bet it's not too readable. I'm pretty good; mechanistic even when I'm bluffing.

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