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Computer programme guesses your mood based on typing style

2014-10-20 16:59 China Daily Web Editor: Yao Lan

Computer programme guesses your mood based on your typing style

A computer programme has been used to predict how people are feeling when they type.

In a study participants were asked to type a particular phrase and the programme then estimated if they were happy, sad and so on.

Remarkably it was correct 70 per cent of the time, and the findings could lead to smarter artificial intelligence in the future.

The study published in the journal Behaviour and Information Technology was carried out by researchers at the Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh, reports Live Science.

In the research 25 people ranging from 15 to 40 years old were asked to retype two paragraphs from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

This allowed the programme an opportunity to understand how their emotions changed their typing style.

Moods tested were joy, fear, anger, sadness, disgust, shame and guilt.

The result was that the programme could identify a person's mood correctly 70 per cent of the time.

It was most successful in identifying joyfulness with an 87 per cent success rating, while sadness was the least accurate at 60 per cent.

The researchers noted that the participants were less likely to input data when they were in a bad mood, which may explain the inaccuracy of the latter result.





据《生活科学》(Live Science)报道,这项发布在《行为与信息技术》(Behaviour and Information Technology)期刊上的研究为孟加拉国伊斯兰科技大学的研究人员所开展。

该研究中,25名年龄在15到40岁之间的参与者被要求重复输入来自刘易斯·卡罗尔(Lewis Carroll)的《爱丽丝梦游仙境》(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)中的两段话。





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