Recognition of curiosity using eye movement analysis

Sabrina Hoppe, Tobias Loetscher, Stephanie Morey, T Bulling

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    Among the different personality traits that guide our behaviour, curiosity is particularly interesting for context-aware assistive systems as it is closely linked to our well-being and the way we learn. This work proposes eye movement analysis for automatic recognition of different levels of curiosity. We present a 26-participant gaze dataset recorded during a real-world shopping task with empirically validated curiosity questionnaires as ground truth. Using a support vector machine classifier and a leave-one-person-out evaluation scheme we can discriminate between two to four classes of standard curiosity scales well above chance. These results are promising and point towards a new class of context-aware systems that take the user's curiosity into account, thereby enabling new types of interaction and user adaptation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2015
    EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing -
    Duration: 7 Sept 2015 → …


    ConferenceACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
    Period7/09/15 → …


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