Analízate: Towards a Platform to Analyze Activities and Emotional States of Informal Caregivers †
- RQ1: Is an application to analyze emotions in Facebook status updates useful to Facebook users?
- RQ2: Does the application help users self-reflect about their emotions?
2. Related Work
2.1. Emotions and Social Network Sites
2.2. Emotion Classification
3. Design and Development of Analízate Platform
3.1. Data and Text Processing
3.2. Status Labeling
3.3. Emotion Classifier
3.4. Facebook Application
4.3. Measurement Instruments
- Precision: To measure the precision of the Analízate platform we conducted an evaluation with each user, in which each participant reviewed his/her first 10 status updates and the labels that were suggested by the application (sentiment, Ekman and caregiver emotions). For each status the user had to mark if it was correctly classified, partially correct, or incorrectly classified.
- Perceived value ofAnalízate: To analyze the perceived value we used the "Intrinsic Motivation Inventory" (IMI) , a questionnaire of intrinsic motivation guided by Self-Determination Theory (SDT) . It is a multidimensional measurement device intended to assess participants’ subjective experience related to a target activity. We used the Value/Usefulness sub-scale to measure the platform’s perceived value. There were 7 questions using a 7-point Likert scale. The questions were related to the value of the activity, whether it was useful for reflection, whether it allowed to recognize emotions, if they would do it again (recurrence), if they could identify their own emotions, if they felt the activity to be beneficial and important. One additional question to evaluate the platform novelty was included.
- Self-reflection support: To understand the impact of the platform on support self-reflection we asked participants to answer a question about how the platform could help user reflect about their data published on Facebook. The question asked was, Do you believe that Analizate helps you reflect about what your post on Facebook? If so, why? This information, written as free-form text, was analyzed using thematic analysis  to identify common themes about the support on reflection that Analízate could provide.
5.1. Emotions Expressed through Facebook
5.2. Value and Usefulness Perception
5.3. Self-Reflection Supported by Analízate
- Analyzing published information: how the platform helps users to pay attention to what they have published on Facebook.
“Analízate makes me aware of information I’ve published and how intimate this information could be” (p. 16)
- Self appreciation: this theme shows how our platform could support a better understanding about what users think about themselves.
“...although this is not 100% accurate, it allows me to visualize the usual tone of my language and what it shows” (p. 32)“...This helps me realize that through Facebook I am expressing states of happiness that reflect how I am feeling right now” (p. 33)
- Emotions perception: describes how our platform helps users understand and recognize their own emotions.
“I believe there are subtle emotions in what we write, and probably when I wrote it I did not realize or analyze it, but when I did a second reading or having external help it was possible to see” (p. 17)
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Astudillo, I.; Fuentes, C.; Herskovic, V. Analízate: Towards a Platform to Analyze Activities and Emotional States of Informal Caregivers. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1205. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2191205
Astudillo I, Fuentes C, Herskovic V. Analízate: Towards a Platform to Analyze Activities and Emotional States of Informal Caregivers. Proceedings. 2018; 2(19):1205. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2191205Chicago/Turabian Style
Astudillo, Ignacio, Carolina Fuentes, and Valeria Herskovic. 2018. "Analízate: Towards a Platform to Analyze Activities and Emotional States of Informal Caregivers" Proceedings 2, no. 19: 1205. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2191205