Determining happiness indices

An invention that can tell if you are happy

MicroStrategy has patented a technology that can determine people’s happiness levels based on their social media posts. The invention works by performing a sentiment analysis of posts generated by users. This includes detecting presence of words that indicate emotions which may be positive, negative and neutral. Users who largely post content with positive emotions are considered happier. The invention goes further to analyse happiness levels of groups of people to find what kind of people are generally happy.

Patent Information
Publication number: US9208444
Patent Title: Determining happiness indices
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 14/034,825
Publication date: 08 Dec 2015
Filing date: 24 Sep 2013
Inventors: Yi Zheng; Jeff Zhang
Original Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated