Objectives for a Query Language for User-activity Data

Michael Carl, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen

Abstract

One of the aims of the Eye-to-IT project (FP6 IST 517590) is to integrate keyboard logging and eye-tracking data to study and anticipate the behaviour of human translators. This so-called User-Activity Data (UAD) would make it possible to empirically ground cognitive models and to validate hypotheses of human processing concepts in the data. In order to thoroughly ground a cognitive model of the user in empirical observation, two conditions must be met as a minimum. All UAD data must be fully synchronised so that data relate to a common construct. Secondly, data must be represented in a queryable form so that large volumes of data can be analysed electronically. Two programs have evolved in the Eye-to-IT project: TRANSLOG is designed to register and replay keyboard logging data, while GWM is a tool to record and replay eye-movement data. This paper reports on an attempt to synchronise and integrate the representations of both software components so that sequences of keyboard and eye-movement data can be retrieved and their interaction studied. The outcome of this effort would be the possibility to correlate eye- and keyboard activities of translators (the user model) with properties of the source and target texts and thus to uncover dependencies in the UAD.

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Carl M. and Lykke Jakobsen A. (2009). Objectives for a Query Language for User-activity Data . In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-92-0, pages 67-76. DOI: 10.5220/0002201200670076


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@conference{nlpcs09,
author={Michael Carl and Arnt Lykke Jakobsen},
title={Objectives for a Query Language for User-activity Data},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={67-76},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002201200670076},
isbn={978-989-8111-92-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Objectives for a Query Language for User-activity Data
SN - 978-989-8111-92-0
AU - Carl M.
AU - Lykke Jakobsen A.
PY - 2009
SP - 67
EP - 76
DO - 10.5220/0002201200670076