Private states - mental and emotional states such as speculations, opinions, evaluations, sentiments, judgments and beliefs (Quirk et 1985., al are fundamental to under-standing s motivations and to explaining the reasons for their actions. They are also ubiquitous in language, appearing in written and spoken language ranging from editorials, reviews, political argument, email and social media; to face-to-face meetings and informal conversations; to purportedly objective reports and news. The goal for our project is to bring to the DEFT System a capability to uncover the underlying, emerging and evolving motivations of agents - people, organizations, countries, groups - by recognizing and analyzing the explicit and implicit private-state information buried in natural language text.