LIWC: Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count

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Table 2: Summary Information for LIWC2007 Statistics

  Emotional writing Control writing Science Articles Blogs Novels Talking
Total files 2,931 2,431 113 714,028 209 2,014
Total authors 1,014 841 113 20,146 209 850
Total words 1,299,400 985,698 305,552 149,924,828 14,637,011 1,202,015
Total studies 29 29 1 2 1 10
Total labs 11 11 1 2 1 3

Emotional writing studies require participants to write about their emotions and thoughts about personally relevant topics; Control Writing involves writing about non-emotional topics, such as plans for the day or descriptions of ordinary objects or events; Science articles are published articles in the journal Science in 1997 and 2007. Blogs are from LiveJournal.com which were written in summer and fall, 2001 and from Blogs.com that were downloaded in summer, 2004. Novels refers to either portions or complete works of American and British fiction published between 1800 and 2005; Talking files come from transcripts collected from individuals who are talking in real world unstructured settings.

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