In your wildest dreams: the language and psychological features of dreams

WS 2017  ·  Kate Niederhoffer, Jonathan Schler, Patrick Crutchley, Kate Loveys, Glen Coppersmith ·

In this paper, we provide the first quantified exploration of the structure of the language of dreams, their linguistic style and emotional content. We present a collection of digital dream logs as a viable corpus for the growing study of mental health through the lens of language, complementary to the work done examining more traditional social media... This paper is largely exploratory in nature to lay the groundwork for subsequent research in mental health, rather than optimizing a particular text classification task. read more

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