Affective Computing

With the recent advancement of social media networks, a large fraction of world population is now able to socially interact with each other. Previously people used to write long paragraphs to convey their thoughts but now-a-days they prefer to use multimedia content like images, gifs and videos as they are more emotionally powerful and can catch more user attention. Therefore, millions of images and videos are being uploaded daily on social media sites from different events and gatherings taking place around the globe. This emotionally rich database of multimedia content creates a demand for tools that can automatically analyze it based on emotions in order to understand people’s reaction to it.