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Computer translates a dog's barking

January 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A computer could soon help man relate to his best friend.Scientists in Hungary are working on computer software that will analyze dog barks to help people better understand the animals' emotions.

They have already tested the software. So far, it correctly recognized the emotional reaction of dogs in 43 percent of cases.

Humans judged correctly in 40 percent of cases.

The scientists admit there is room for improvement.