Harvesting Context and Mining Emotions Related to Olfactory Cultural Heritage

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This paper presents an Artificial Intelligence approach to mining context and emotions related to olfactory cultural heritage narratives, particularly to fairy tales. We provide an overview of the role of smell and emotions in literature, as well as highlight the importance of olfactory experience and emotions from psychology and linguistic perspectives. We introduce a methodology for extracting smells and emotions from text, as well as demonstrate the context-based visualizations related to smells and emotions implemented in a novel smell tracker tool. The evaluation is performed using a collection of fairy tales from Grimm and Andersen. We find out that fairy tales often connect smell with the emotional charge of situations. The experimental results show that we can detect smells and emotions in fairy tales with an F1 score of 91.62 and 79.2, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Article number57
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalMultimodal Technologies and Interactions
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2022


  • Emotions mining
  • Context mining
  • Sensory mining
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information extraction
  • Text Classification
  • Fairy tales
  • Olfactory cultural heritage


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