us+Lauren Lee McCarthy and Kyle McDonald
us+ is a Google Hangout video chat app that uses audio, facial expression, and linguistic analysis to optimize conversations based on the Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC) database, and the concept of Linguistic Style Matching (LSM). The app displays a visualization, provides pop up notifications to each participant, and takes actions (like auto-muting) when the conversation gets out of balance.
The linguistic analysis is based on Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC) and Linguistic Style Matching (LSM), and inspired by work done with Sosolimited.
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