Predicting performance problems through emotional analysis

By Martins, R.; Almeida, J.J.; Henriques, P.R.; Novais, P.

OpenAccess Series in Informatics



In the cartoons, every time a character is nervous he/she begins to count to ten to keep calm. This is a technique, among hundreds, that helps to control the emotional state. However, what would be the impact if the emotions would not be controlled? Are the emotions important in terms of impairing the ability to perform tasks correctly? Using a case study of typing text, this paper is about a process to predict the number of writing errors from a person based on the emotional state and some characteristics of the writing process. Using preprocessing techniques, lexicon-based approaches and machine learning, we achieved a percentage of 80% of correct values, when considering the emotional profile on the writing style.


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