NWO Free Competition project, 2016 – 2020

This project aims to investigate (1) how the emotional states of speakers influence the language they produce and (2) how the influence of emotion on language production can be modeled in computational tools for affective natural language generation. Specifically, we ask both whether content selection (“deciding what to say”) and message formulation (“deciding how to say it”) are affected by emotional appraisals of the language user.

Affective Language Production (ALP)

Content Selection, Message Formulation and Computational Modelling