Jan 22 2008   11:27AM GMT

Hungary dogs prepare to give voice to their desires

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Hungary is well known for its ancient folklore and tales of mythical monsters. Even the slogan for the tourist board translates as, “Come for the goulash, stay for the werewolves.”

But now it seems Hungarian scientists are taking the wolfman concept a stage further by working on software that analyses dog barks to help people to better recognise basic canine emotions.

Speaking in his human form, Hungarian ethologist Csaba Molnar told Reuters that a possible commercial application could be a device for dog-human communication.

Molnar said the research provided further proof that different types of barks convey messages humans can understand even if they had no experience with dogs or mothers in law.

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  • Gregory Despain
    Our little cat has been a mess lately, so we've taken him to do remarkable dog training and so far have been proud to keep our furniture as is! Does anyone else have some experience with a 2 year old domestic dog playing like a 6 month old?! I apprise the service.

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