Phil 3.12.18

7:00 – 7:00 ASRC

  • The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communities
    • Biological evolution provides a creative fount of complex and subtle adaptations, often surprising the scientists who discover them. However, because evolution is an algorithmic process that transcends the substrate in which it occurs, evolution’s creativity is not limited to nature. Indeed, many researchers in the field of digital evolution have observed their evolving algorithms and organisms subverting their intentions, exposing unrecognized bugs in their code, producing unexpected adaptations, or exhibiting outcomes uncannily convergent with ones in nature.
  • Analyzing Knowledge Gain of Users in Informational Search Sessions on the Web.
    Ujwal Gadiraju, Ran Yu, Stefan Dietze and Peter Holtz
  • Query Priming for Promoting Critical Thinking in Web Search.
    Yusuke Yamamoto and Takehiro Yamamoto

    • TruthFinder – consistency
    • CowSearch – provides supporting information for credibility judgements
    • Query priming only worked on university-educated participants. Explorer? Or not university educated are stampede?
  • Searching as Learning: Exploring Search Behavior and Learning Outcomes in Learning-related Tasks.
    Souvick Ghosh, Manasa Rath and Chirag Shah

    • Structures of the Life-World
    • Distinguish, organize and conclude are commonly used words by participants describing their tasks. This implies that learning, or at least the participant’s view of learning is building an inventory of facts. Hmm.
    • Emotional effect on cognitive behavior? It would be interesting to see if (particularly with hot-button issues), the emotion can lead to a more predictable dimension reduction.
  • Informing the Design of Spoken Conversational Search [Perspective Paper]
    Johanne R Trippas, Damiano Spina, Lawrence Cavedon, Hideo Joho and Mark Sanderson

    •  Mention to Johanne about spoken interface to SQL
    • EchoQuery
  • Style and alignment in information-seeking conversation.
    Paul Thomas, Mary Czerwinski, Daniel Mcduff, Nick Craswell and Gloria Mark

    • Conversational Style (Deborah Tannen) High involvement and High consideration.
    • Alignment. Match each others patterns of speech!
    • Joint action, interactive alignment, and dialog
      • Dialog is a joint action at different levels. At the highest level, the goal of interlocutors is to align their mental representations. This emerges from joint activity at lower levels, both concerned with linguistic decisions (e.g., choice of words) and nonlinguistic processes (e.g., alignment of posture or speech rate). Because of the high-level goal, the interlocutors are particularly concerned with close coupling at these lower levels. As we illustrate with examples, this means that imitation and entrainment are particularly pronounced during interactive communication. We then argue that the mechanisms underlying such processes involve covert imitation of interlocutors’ communicative behavior, leading to emulation of their expected behavior. In other words, communication provides a very good example of predictive emulation, in a way that leads to successful joint activity.
  • SearchBots: User Engagement with ChatBots during Collaborative Search.
    Sandeep Avula, Gordon Chadwick, Jaime Arguello and Robert Capra

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