Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2021.
Computer Science and Engineering
COVID-19 and the resulting quarantine affected many people over the past year, impacting many people’s mental health. To make matters even worse, those most in need of assistance with managing their mental health are often the ones with least access to support. These populations would benefit from a way in which to express themselves and practice self-care that is accessible and enjoyable. Art therapy offers one such solution. In this paper, I used word recognition and connections to determine a person’s mood by reading their responses to An-drew’s questions. My experiment shows that this is an effective start to seeing how a person is currently feeling. By storing words and their related meanings in a JSON, using TKinter as a way to display the chat, and Python for the connection algorithm. Development and future work on An-drew are discussed.
Huang, Jeffrey, "An-drew: A Chatbot Application for Personalized Digital Expression" (2021). Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses. 189.