Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Blogpost-Will the Text Contents Reveal Writer's Mental State

Blogpost-Will the Text Contents Reveal Writer's Mental State

We all write a number of blog posts, but do you know a blog post can find, what was your mental state at the time of writing this post. I came to know about this news and I want to share it with one and all. I find it very surprising to find the mood of the writer by at the time of writing it, by reading it at a later. The news can not be totally ignored because it was published in a Washington Daily.
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A software has been developed by Researchers which can detect depression in blogs and other online texts. The software, developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), is capable of  identifying language that can indicate the writer's psychological state, which could serve as a screening tool. The reasearchers team demonstrated that when used to scan more than 300,000 English language blogs posted to mental health Web sites, the program identified what it perceived to be the 100 "most depressed" and 100 "least depressed" bloggers. Up to a a 80 per cent correlation between the computer's findings and was verified by panel of four clinical psychologists.

The software program is designed to find depressive content hidden in language but did not mention the obvious terms like depression or suicide.

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