Semantically layered structure of tactile textures

Hikaru Nagano, Shogo Okamoto, Yoji Yamada

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This study constructed a multi-layered semantic structure of adjective pairs that are used to express the tactile properties of materials. We analyzed the causalities between adjectives using the DEMATEL method, involving twenty-nine adjective pairs and forty-six materials, and thus constructed a multi-layered structure. The constructed structure contained psychophysical, affective, and preferential layers. The psychophysical layer consisted of words related to the physical properties of materials, which were rough/smooth, uneven/flat, hard/soft, cold/warm, sticky/slippery, and wet/dry. The affective layer included affective sensations such as comfortable/uncomfortable and friendly/unfriendly. The words related to individual preferences, which include rich/poor, good/ bad, like/dislike, and happy/sad, were located on the highest layer of the structure. The constructed structure helps us understand affective and preferential perceptions of materials through psychophysical perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationNeuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications - 9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014, Proceedings
EditorsChristian Duriez, Christian Duriez, Malika Auvray, Malika Auvray
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783662441923
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event9th International Conference on Haptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2014 - Versailles, France
Duration: 2014 Jun 242014 Jun 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other9th International Conference on Haptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2014


  • Affective perception
  • Multi layer
  • Preferential perception
  • Psychophysical perception
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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