BROAFERENCE: A prototype of an emotion-based TV quality rating system

Terumasa Aoki, Uwe Kowalik

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Whether a television (TV) program is good or not is generally judged by its TV rating, which indicates the audience size. However, it is obvious that a TV rating does not necessarily guarantee the quality of the program. In this chapter, we describe the architecture and experimental results of BROAFERENCE, which is an emotion-based TV quality rating system that makes it possible to judge the quality of a TV program by measuring emotional information from the TV audience. BROAFERENCE utilizes automatic detection of facial expressions and gaze information via a camera observing the TV programs audience in order to collect emotional cues about the impact of a certain program as well as measuring the attention of viewers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmotional Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationService Development
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781849964227
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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