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Computer can help your dog communicate

Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:41am EST

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian scientists are working on computer software analyzing dog barks that could allow people to better recognize dogs' basic emotions, Hungarian ethologist Csaba Molnar said.

  布达佩斯(路透社)--匈牙利的动物行为学家Csaba Molnar称匈牙利科学家们正致力于一种狗叫声含义分析软件开发。该软件将使人们能更准确地知道狗的基本情绪。

Molnar and his colleagues at Budapest's ELTE University have tested software which distinguishes the emotional reaction of 14 dogs of the Hungarian Mudi herding breed to six situations: When the dog is alone, when it sees a ball, it fights, it plays, it encounters a stranger or it goes for a walk.


"A possible commercial application could be a device for dog-human communication," the scientist told Reuters.


The computer correctly recognized the emotional reaction of the dogs based on their barks and yelps in 43 percent of the cases. People had judged correctly in 40 percent of cases.

Scientists said the software could be improved.

  计算机会根据狗叫声和吠声识别出狗出现的情绪反应,其判断准确率为43%;而人的判断准确率是40%. 科学家称这款软件还可以改进。

Molnar said the Hungarian scientists' research provided further proof that different types of dog barks convey messages humans can understand even if they had no experience with dogs.


(Reporting by Sandor Peto)

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