The Beyond Verbal Emotions Analytics API programmatically understands and analyzes emotions for the developer's voice-powered device, system, or app. This service can determine a recorded voice's valence, arousal, temper, and mood group. Valence indicates overall positivity or negativity. Arousal measures the speaker's level of alertness or stimulation. Temper is a metric that covers the speaker's entire mood range, from depressed to friendly to aggressive. Mood groups indicate the speaker's emotional state and include anger, loneliness, happiness, and excitement, among others.
Thirty more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Real Estate, Messaging, and Payments. Highlights today include the Beyond Verbal API for analyzing emotions in speech and the Plume API for retrieving air quality data. Here's a look at what is new.