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

Kate Niederhoffer, Jonathan Schler, Patrick Crutchley, Kate Loveys, Glen Coppersmith


Abstract
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.
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W17-3102
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Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology — From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality
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August
Year:
2017
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Vancouver, BC
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CLPsych | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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13–25
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W17-3102
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10.18653/v1/W17-3102
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