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Table 2 Definition of positive emotions

From: Visualized Emotion Ontology: a model for representing visual cues of emotions

Definition OWL2 Axiom
Positive is a valenced reaction (to “something”) Positive_Emotion \( \sqsubseteq \) Emotion
Pleased is being positive about a consequence (of an event) Pleased \(\sqsubseteq \) Positive_Emotion ( concernsConsequence. Consequence)
Hope is being pleased about a prospective consequence (of an event) Hope \(\sqsubseteq \) Pleased ( concernsConsequence. Prospective_ Consequence)
Joy is being pleased about an actual consequence (of an event) Joy \( \sqsubseteq \) Pleased ( concernsConsequence.Actual_ Consequence)
Satisfaction is joy about the confirmation of a prospective desirable consequence Satisfaction \(\sqsubseteq \) Joy ( concernsConsequence. Confirmed_Desirable_ Consequence)
Relief is joy about the disconfirmation of a prospective undesirable consequence Relief \( \sqsubseteq \) Joy ( concernsConsequence.Disconfirmed_ Undesirable_Consequence)
Happy-for is joy about a consequence (of an event) presumed to be desirable for someone else Happy_For \( \sqsubseteq \) Joy ( concernsConsequence. Consequence_Desirable_For_Other)
Gloating is joy about a consequence (of an event) presumed to be undesirable for someone else Gloating \( \sqsubseteq \) Joy ( concernsConsequence. Consequence_Undesirable_For_Other)
Surprise is joy or distress about the disconfirmation of a prospective undesirable consequence Surprise \( \sqsubseteq \) Joy ( concernsConsequence. Disconfirmed_Consequence) Surprise \( \sqsubseteq \) Distress ( concernsConsequence. Disconfirmed_Consequence)
Approving is being positive about an action (of an agent) Approving \( \sqsubseteq \) Positive_Emotion (concernsActionsOf.Action)
Pride is approving of one’s own action Pride \( \sqsubseteq \) Approving ( concernsActionsOf. Action_Of_Self_Agent)
Admiration is approving of someone else’s action Admiration \( \sqsubseteq \) Approving ( concernsActionsOf.Action_Of_ Other_Agent)
Gratification is pride about an action and joy about a related consequence Gratification \( \sqsubseteq \) Pride Gratification \( \sqsubseteq \) Joy (n.b.)
Gratitude is admiration about an action and joy about a related consequence Gratitude \( \sqsubseteq \) Admiration Gratitude \( \sqsubseteq \) Joy
Liking is being positive about an aspect (of an object) Liking \( \sqsubseteq \) Positive_Emotion ( concernsAspect.Aspect)
Love is liking a familiar aspect (of an object) Love \( \sqsubseteq \) Liking ( concernsAspect.Familiar_Aspect)
Interest is liking an unfamiliar aspect (of an object) Interest \( \sqsubseteq \) Liking ( concernsAspect.Unfamiliar_Aspect)