Visualising Textual Knowledge about Risks to Aid Risk Communication

Gary McKeown, Noel Sheehy

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This paper demonstrates a potential application for latent semantic analysis and similar techniques in visualising the differences between two levels of knowledge about a risk issue. The HIV/AIDS risk issue will be examined and the semantic clusters of key words in a technical corpora derived from specific literature about HIV/AIDS will be compared with the semantic clusters of those in more general corpora. It is hoped that these comparisons will create a fast and efficient complementary approach to the articulation of mental models of risk issues that could be used to target possible inconsistencies between expert and lay mental models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 2005 Human-Computer Interaction Conference
EditorsGavriel Salvendy
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0-8058-5807-5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventHCI International 2005 - Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 200527 Jul 2005


ConferenceHCI International 2005
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


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