A survey of personality computing

Vinciarelli, A. and Mohammadi, G. (2014) A survey of personality computing. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 5(3), pp. 273-291. (doi:10.1109/TAFFC.2014.2330816)

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Abstract

Personality is a psychological construct aimed at explaining the wide variety of human behaviors in terms of a few, stable and measurable individual characteristics. In this respect, any technology involving understanding, prediction and synthesis of human behavior is likely to benefit from Personality Computing approaches, i.e. from technologies capable of dealing with human personality. This paper is a survey of such technologies and it aims at providing not only a solid knowledge base about the state-of-the-art, but also a conceptual model underlying the three main problems addressed in the literature, namely Automatic Personality Recognition (inference of the true personality of an individual from behavioral evidence), Automatic Personality Perception (inference of personality others attribute to an individual based on her observable behavior) and Automatic Personality Synthesis (generation of artificial personalities via embodied agents). Furthermore, the article highlights the issues still open in the field and identifies potential application areas.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vinciarelli, Professor Alessandro
Authors: Vinciarelli, A., and Mohammadi, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1949-3045
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing 5(3):273-291
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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