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Interactive Cognition: Exploring the Potential of Electronic Quote/Commenting

Harnad, Stevan, (1995) Interactive Cognition: Exploring the Potential of Electronic Quote/Commenting Gorayska, B. and Mey, J.L. (eds.) In Cognitive Technology: In Search of a Humane Interface. Elsevier., pp. 397-414.

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In this paper I have suggested that the electornic text-capturing and quote/commenting (Q/C) capability that has emerged in the last two decades has created the possibility of combining the discipline and reflectiveness of writing with the speed and interactiveness of speech in a form of interactive cognition that is sui generis and without precedent. Whether with another interlocutor or with a text, the interaction can now take place at the speed of thought, rather than at the lamentably slow turnaround time that paper communication had dictated. A series of experiments is described that will analyse and quantify the effects of Q/C interaction, both between people and between people and texts. In the interests of developing a corpus in the service of the latter form of interaction, plans for the establishment of a worldwide cognitive science e-print archived modeled on the Los Alamos Physics Preprint archive are also described.

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Published date: 1995
Venue - Dates: Cognitive Technology: In Search of a Humane Interface, 1995-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 25 May 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:58

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Author: Stevan Harnad
Editor: B. Gorayska
Editor: J.L. Mey

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