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SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF ENGINEERING DESIGN CONVERSATIONS

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 June 2020

G. V. Georgiev*
Affiliation:
University of Oulu, Finland
D. D. Georgiev
Affiliation:
Institute for Advanced Study, Varna, Bulgaria

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To objectively and quantitatively study transcribed protocols of design conversations, we apply a semantic analysis approach based on dynamic semantic networks of nouns. We examined the applicability of the approach focused on a dynamic evaluation of the design problem solving process in engineering design educational settings. Using a case of real-world case, we show that the approach is able to determine the time dynamics of semantic factors such as level of abstraction, polysemy, information content, and quantify convergence/divergence in engineering design conversations.

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