Conversational Informatics: A Data-Intensive Approach with Emphasis on Nonverbal Communication

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Springer Japan, Jul 13, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 344 pages
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This book covers an approach to conversational informatics which encompasses science and technology for understanding and augmenting conversation in the network age. A major challenge in engineering is to develop a technology for conveying not just messages but also underlying wisdom. Relevant theories and practices in cognitive linguistics and communication science, as well as techniques developed in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, are discussed.

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Dr. Rajiv Khosla has a multi-disciplinary background in engineering, management and computer science. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Management and Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from La Trobe. Dr. Khosla is an Associate Professor in the Accounting and Management department at La Trobe University. He is the associate editor of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and review board member of the International Journal of Applied Intelligence. His research and teaching experience has been driven by active collaboration with industry. He has been a project leader of over a dozen industrial projects. Dr. Khosla has authored several research monographs in the area of intelligent agents and human-centred systems. He has published several books with Springer, the most recent being Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (Khosla, Howlett & Jain (Eds.), 2005, 3-540-28894-5).Dr. Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze gained her MSc in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of The Studies of Milan, Italy in 1991 and 1995 respectively. In February 2006, she will move from the University of Aizu, Japan (where she was an Assistant Professor working in visual information systems) to the University College London Interaction Center (UCLIC), UK.Dr. Toyoaki Nishida is a Professor in the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Technology at Kyoto University. He received his B.E., the M.E., and Doctor of Engineering degrees from Kyoto University in 1977, 1979, and 1984 respectively. He haspublished one monograph previously: Dynamic Knowledge Interaction, CRC Press 2000 and two lecture notes volumes in Springer??'s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series: Algorithmic Learning Theory, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 743, Springer-Verlag, 1993 and Takao Terano, Toyoaki Nishida, Akira Namatame, Yukio Ohsawa, Shusaku Tsumoto, and Takashi Washio (eds): Exploring New Frontiers on Artificial Intelligence - Selected Papers from the First International Workshops of Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence -, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence LNAI2253, Springer Verlag, December 2001.