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ERIC Number: ED010691
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 29
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MODELS OF MEANING AND THE ANALYSIS OF DELUSIONAL LANGUAGE.
GROSS, HERBERT S.; JOHNSON, RAYMOND L.
THE SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF DELUSIONAL CONCEPTS IN THE INTERVIEW LANGUAGE OF PSYCHOTIC PATIENT IS DESCRIBED. THE TECHNIQUE IS BASED ON THE SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL DEVISED BY OSGOOD, SUCI, AND TANNENBAUM. COMPUTATIONAL PROCEDURES ARE USED FOR THE DETECTION OF CLUSTERS OF KEYWORDS. THESE CLUSTERS PROVIDE A "NATURAL" CLASSIFICATION OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS, AS THEY ARE DESCRIBED IN THE COURSE OF THE INTERVIEW. THE COMPUTATIONAL PROCEDURE, AS NOW WORKED OUT, IS CONSIDERED FULLY FEASIBLE AS A ROUTINE RESEARCH TOOL. THE USE OF THE SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL AND THE COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF RESULTING DATA IS ECONOMICAL IN HUMAN AND MACHINE TIME, AND THE SEMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS DETECTED BY THESE METHODS ARE NOT OVERT AND OBVIOUS. THE METHODS ARE WELL-SUITED TO INTENSIVE STUDY OF A SINGLE CASE. THIS IS A PREPUBLICATION DRAFT OF A PAPER TO BE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (133RD, DECEMBER 29-30, 1966). (KL)
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Authoring Institution: Office of the Surgeon General (Army), Washington, DC.; Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: KEYWORDS