This ontology provides an structure to classify a group of different deictic gestures, encoded with MPEG-4 BAPs: 'explain', 'oh my God' (both hands over head), 'leave me alone', 'raise hand' (draw attention), 'bored' (one hand under chin), 'wave' and
'clapping'. MPEG-4 animations are categorized inside one or more Whissel's wheel quadrant; and each emotion has values associated of the six expressivity parameters. This ontology is made using Web Ontology Language using Protégé and the results are presented as answered queries.
The development of this tool has been a joint collaboration between HUMAINE and AIM@SHAPE networks of excellence.
Garcia-Rojas, F. Vexo, D. Thalmann, A. Raouzaiou, K.Karpouzis and S. Kollias, Emotional Body Expression Parameters In Virtual Human Ontology. In Proceedings of 1st Int. Workshop on Shapes and Semantics, Matsushima, Japan, June 2006, pp. 63-70 (http://vrlab.epfl.ch/Publications/pdf/Garcia-Rojas_and_al_WSS_06.pdf)