JACIII Vol.17 No.4 pp. 663-669
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2013.p0663


Aligning Mental Representations

Fumiko Kano Glückstad

Department of International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, Dalgas Have 15, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

December 29, 2012
June 10, 2013
Online released:
July 20, 2013
July 20, 2013
similarity, generalization, semantic representation, communication theory, knowledge alignment

This work introduces a framework that implements asymmetric communication theory proposed by Sperber and Wilson [1]. The framework applies a generalization model known as the Bayesian model of generalization (BMG) [2] for aligning knowledge possessed by two communicating parties. The work focuses on the application of the BMG to publicly available datasets, the Leuven natural concept database [3] representing semantic structures of domain knowledge possessed by individual subjects [3]. Results indicate that the BMG is potentially a model applicable to simulating the alignment of domain knowledge from the information receiver’s viewpoint.

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