GEMEP Corpus

BAP Coding Scheme Download



for coding expressive body movement


The xml version of the Body Action and Posture coding scheme including the manual is available for not-for-profit research free of charge. The Body Action and Posture (BAP) coding system was developed using the GEMEP corpus of emotional expressions at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva. A description of the tool can be found in Dael, Mortillaro & Scherer, 2012.

The xml code is developed and distributed at the NCCR Affective Sciences - University of Geneva.

To use the BAP coding system, please download the file here and fill out then submit the Form below:
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If you cite or make use of this material, please cite the original source:

Dael, N., Mortillaro, M., & Scherer, K. R. (2012). The Body Action and Posture Coding System (BAP): Development and Reliability. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior36(2), 97–121. doi:10.1007/s10919-012-0130-0


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