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The Computer Analysis of Therapeutic Discourse

  • D. Malinverni
  • C. Cipolli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 24)

Abstract

Many researchers have stressed the lack of linguistic indicators of the development of family interaction and have cast doubts on the validity of the behavioural measures applied in family interaction studies: for a review, see Jacob (1975). The combination of linguistic (mainly syntactic) with other behavioural (paralinguistic and nonverbal) indicators in studying family interaction during therapeutic sessions has been claimed by Silvestri et al. (1980) to be an important heuristic tool for the assessment of the effectiveness of family treatment. The package of automatic linguistic analysis (ALA) described below forms part of a wider research, planned by the Psychiatric Clinic of Bari and the Institutes of Informatics and Psychology of the Trento University, whose purpose is to integrate the study of pragmatic functions and communicative strategies in family interaction during therapeutic sessions with linguistic indicators of the cognitive processes operating in speech planning during those sessions. Thereby it is hoped to assess the validity of linguistic indicators as providers of insight into developmental aspects of treatment by family therapy.

Keywords

Family Therapy Family Interaction Matched Classification Kernel String Therapeutic Session 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Malinverni
    • 1
  • C. Cipolli
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of PsychologyUniverstity of TrentoTrentoItaly

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