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Cognitive coherence relations and hypertext: from cinematic patterns to scholarly discourse

Mancini, Clara and Buckingham Shum, Simon (2001). Cognitive coherence relations and hypertext: from cinematic patterns to scholarly discourse. In: Proceedings of the twelfth ACM conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia - HYPERTEXT '01, p. 165.

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In previous work we argued that cinematic language may provide insights into the construction of narrative coherence in hypertext, and we identified in the shot juxtaposition of rhetorical patterns the source of coherence for cinematic discourse. Here we deepen our analysis, to show how the mechanisms that underpin cinematic rhetorical patterns are the same as those providing coherence in written text. We draw on computational and psycholinguistic analyses of texts which have derived a set of relationships that are termed Cognitive Coherence Relations (CCR). We validate this by re-expressing established cinematic patterns, and relations relevant to scholarly hypertext, in terms of CCR, and with this conceptual bridge in place, present examples to show how cinematic techniques could assist the presentation of scholarly discourse. This theoretical work also informs system design. We describe how an abstract relational layer based on CCR is being implemented as a semantic hypertext system to mediate scholarly discourse.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 ACM
Extra Information: Published in: HYPERTEXT 2001, Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, August 14-18, 2001, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark (ISBN 1-58113-420-7)
Keywords: Cognitive Coherence Relations; cinematic rhetoric; scholarly hypertext; semiotics; argumentation; logical and analogical relations
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 28681
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 16:00
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 16:40
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