The visualisation of cognitive structures in forensic statements

Jing Wang, Yufang Ho, Zhijie Xu, Dan McIntyre, Jane Lugea

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Abstract

Forensic statements are often unstructured, intricate, and thus difficult to interpret and assess. This is due to the varied nature and format of how interviews with victims, witnesses, or suspects are conducted. It is even more difficult for police investigators, lawyers or other legal practitioners to grasp intuitively and accurately the key information pertaining within the varied statements. This research investigates the opportunities in the convergence of linguistic approaches to extracting and reconstructing the cognitive structure, i.e. "Text-Worlds", in a statement, and the computerised operational settings for enabling effective and hopefully more accurate interpretation of forensic discourse through visualisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV)
Pages106-111
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8942-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Forensic Stylistics
  • Information Visualisation
  • Text World Theory

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    Wang, J., Ho, Y., Xu, Z., McIntyre, D., & Lugea, J. (2016). The visualisation of cognitive structures in forensic statements. In 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV) (pp. 106-111) https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2016.60