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Striegel is Member of Research Team Using Smart Devices to Measure the Emotionality of Offline Communication

Virginia Watterson • DATE: July 23, 2013

NDnews reports that a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Texas A&M University are developing an innovative system using smart devices to measure the emotionality of offline communications. The interdisciplinary effort is designed to examine whether the increasing prevalence of online interactions may be inhibiting the development of strong, reciprocal and emotionally significant offline social ties.

Notre Dame sociologists David Hachen and Omar Lizardo, computer scientist and engineer Aaron Striegel and educational psychologist Jeffrey Liew of Texas
A&M will develop a system that uses smart devices to detect speech traits that indicate various emotional states and provides data on offline emotionality. The data are needed to understand changing social networks.

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