How groups co-ordinate their concepts and terminology: implications for medical informatics.

@article{Garrod1998HowGC,
  title={How groups co-ordinate their concepts and terminology: implications for medical informatics.},
  author={Simon Garrod},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 4-5},
  pages={471-6}
}
  • Simon Garrod
  • Published 1998 in Methods of information in medicine
Conceptual and terminological systems are established and maintained by the communities who use them. This paper reports experiments which investigate the role of communication and interaction in the process. The experiments show that isolated pairs of communicators and virtual communities of interacting pairs naturally converge on their own conceptual and terminological systems when confronted with a common task. The results also indicate that the system converged on is optimal for that… CONTINUE READING

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