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A Web application to improve emotional awareness in high-functioning autistics

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dc.contributor.advisor Henry Lieberman. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sonuyi, Temitope O en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-03T17:11:24Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-03T17:11:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37099
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2006. en_US
dc.description Leaf 116 blank. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 64). en_US
dc.description.abstract The web application built here is based on the idea of presenting scenarios to users, using text, and having the users choose likely emotions that match the scenarios. Taken for granted by most neurotypical people, high-functioning autistics are often lacking in this area of social-skill development. This idea of emotion to scenario matching is accomplished using a series of different games that take different approaches to exercise these skills. The application relies on the two main Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches. The first AI approach is classical, relying on computer-based algorithms developed by others to judge text and put out the correct affect or emotion. The other part of the AI relies on users of the system contributing via regular usage or explicit correction to train the system in a type of feedback loop. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Temitope O. Sonuyi. en_US
dc.format.extent 116 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.title A Web application to improve emotional awareness in high-functioning autistics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 84904266 en_US


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