Communication Dynamics over Time
This project aims to develop an automated conversation analysis system to quantify how communication changes over extended periods of time. It is innovative in proposing to extend the theory and methods of recurrence analysis (a dynamical systems technique) to interacting modalities combining text, audio and video, and to longitudinal analyses. The project is significant in being the first to aim to measure communication dynamics over time in the fields of education, health, public discourse and science. It is expected to result in new theories and methods for recurrence analysis validated using real-world data; and to enable new technologies for evaluating professional communication training and communication changes resulting from education or disease progression.