Is there any relationship between our typing style and emotions ? Yes, says researchers, a new computer program can recognize people's emotions based on how they type.
A team of researchers noted that an emotionally intelligent online system can change teaching style or the contents of its lectures to better adapt to a particular student's emotional state.
Researchers from the Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh wrote in a study, "A computer interface that is intelligent enough to interact with humans can detect user emotions and change its behavior accordingly."
Researchers asked people to type a block of sample text for the study and then, they analysed the keystrokes and characteristics to see if they could identify any of seven different emotional states - joy, fear, anger, sadness, disgust, shame and guilt.
Result says that the emotions that the program recognized with the greatest degree of accuracy were joy at 87 percent and anger at 81 percent.
Moreover, the emotion-detecting system could be used in applications like online teaching also.