DANTE (Dimensional ANnotation Tool for Emotions) is an emotional annotation tool to annotate any kind of video in terms of valence and arousal continuous dimensions.
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README.md

Description

DANTE (Dimensional ANnotation Tool for Emotions) is a project developed by the PHuSe Lab from Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, in collaboration with Département Informatique de Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université François Rabelais de Tours, France. The tool is part of a multimodal dataset acquired with the aim to study emotional response in presence of amusement stimulus. For more information or to use the tool in other works, please refer to:

Boccignone, G., Conte, D., Cuculo, V. and Lanzarotti, R. (2017) AMHUSE: A Multimodal dataset for HUmour SEnsing. In Proceedings of 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. (ICMI'17), ACM.
DOI: 10.1145/3136755.3136806

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Demo

For a test demo, go to the following link:

http://phuselab.di.unimi.it/DANTE/index.php?id=3497&vid=30_3.mp4&type=arousal

Requirements

The annotation tool is a web-based software, and for this reason it simply requires a LAMP/MAMP/WAMP software bundle, depending on the operating system. In other terms, it requires: Apache HTTP Server, MySQL and PHP.

Installation

  • Clone the repository using git clone https://github.com/PHuSeLab/DANTE.git.
  • Import in a MySQL database the file annotationdb.sql, which is responsible of the creation of all the needed tables.
  • Edit the file config.php according to the environment. (For more details, see section configuration.
  • Open the browser to the page http://localhost/login.php or wherever you installed DANTE.
  • Login with default credentials admin:admin.
  • Follow the configuration instructions and change the default password!

Configuration

The configuration file contained in config.php is very simple and permits to configure some basics parameters, such as:

  • db_host correspond to the hostname of the database (default: localhost).
  • db_name correspond the database name to use and is the one where was imported the annotationdb.sql file (default: annotationdb).
  • db_user database username.
  • db_pass database password.
  • anno_rate is the recording frequency of the annotation. DANTE will record a value every 1/anno_rate seconds (default: '25').
  • save_mode DANTE is able to save the annotations to the database 'db' or to a text file 'file' (default: 'db').