A Model of Voice Allocation During Discussion

  • M. Nowakowska


The paper explains the observed systematic deviations between real data and predictions from Horvath’s model of discussion. It is assumed that speakers form two opposing groups, and that the sequence of successive speakers forms a Markov chain, whose ergodic probabilities are geometric within each group. The mixture of geometric distributions explains the observed irregularities in empirical data.


Markov Chain Real Data Formal Theory Geometric Distribution Impossibility Theorem 
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© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nowakowska
    • 1
  1. 1.WarszawaPoland

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