This disclosure describes techniques that provide appropriate emotional responses to users of computing devices, irrespective of the specific interaction context. The techniques can be implemented as an emotional module that is called by an application. In response, the emotional module provides an appropriate response that the application renders. The techniques can learn from various sources of interaction data, such as books, movies, chats etc. and from user behavior after an emotional response is rendered. The techniques generate a database of emotions and appropriate computer responses. The techniques enable computers to provide effective emotional responses and improve human-computer interaction. The techniques can also be used to train certain users, such as autistic children, to understand human emotions.
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Kanevsky, Dimitri and Leder, Mikhail, "Emotional Assistants for Applications", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 27, 2016)