Emotion Ontology

An ontology of affective phenomena such as emotions, moods, appraisals and subjective feelings.

Ontology information

Ontology ID: mfoem
Version: 2021-11-17
Number of terms: 614
Last loaded: Thu Nov 18 06:56:20 GMT 2021




Paulina Schenk

Alison Wright

Barry Smith

Kevin Mulligan

Janna Hastings


The Emotion Ontology is an ontology for affective phenomena such as emotions and moods. It was originally developed collaboratively between the Swiss Centre of Affective Sciences and the University at Buffalo. It builds on the Ontology of Mental Functioning (MF) and the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO). The latest version of the ontology can always be found at http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/MFOEM.owl.

Sources for terms and synonyms / translations : -- GRID project vocabulary resources (Cristina Soriano)

Sources for definitions: OCEAS => Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences, ed. David Sander and Klaus Scherer, Oxford University Press, 2009.


The Emotion Ontology (MFOEM)