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Abstract

Forensic statements are often unstructured, intricate, and thus difficult to interpret and assess. This is due to the varied nature and format of how interviews with victims, witnesses, or suspects are conducted. It is even more difficult for police investigators, lawyers or other legal practitioners to grasp intuitively and accurately the key information pertaining within the varied statements. This research investigates the opportunities in the convergence of linguistic approaches to extracting and reconstructing the cognitive structure, i.e. "Text-Worlds", in a statement, and the computerised operational settings for enabling effective and hopefully more accurate interpretation of forensic discourse through visualisation.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages106-111
Number of pages6
Volume2016-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389426
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016
Event20th International Conference Information Visualisation - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jul 201622 Jul 2016
Conference number: 0

Conference

Conference20th International Conference Information Visualisation
Abbreviated titleIV 2016
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period19/07/1622/07/16

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Wang, J., Ho, Y., Xu, Z., McIntyre, D., & Lugea, J. (2016). The visualisation of cognitive structures in forensic statements. In Proceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016 (Vol. 2016-August, pp. 106-111). [7557912] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2016.60
Wang, Jing ; Ho, Yufang ; Xu, Zhijie ; McIntyre, Dan ; Lugea, Jane. / The visualisation of cognitive structures in forensic statements. Proceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016. Vol. 2016-August Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 106-111
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Wang, J, Ho, Y, Xu, Z, McIntyre, D & Lugea, J 2016, The visualisation of cognitive structures in forensic statements. in Proceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016. vol. 2016-August, 7557912, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 106-111, 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, Lisbon, Portugal, 19/07/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2016.60

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Proceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016. Vol. 2016-August Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 106-111 7557912.

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Wang J, Ho Y, Xu Z, McIntyre D, Lugea J. The visualisation of cognitive structures in forensic statements. In Proceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016. Vol. 2016-August. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 106-111. 7557912 https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2016.60