Objectives for a Query Language for User-activity Data

Michael Carl, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen

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    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 socalled 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science. Volume 1
    EditorsBernadette Sharp, Michael Zock
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationSetúbal
    PublisherSCITEPRESS Digital Library
    Publication date2009
    Pages67-76
    ISBN (Print)9789898111920
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe 6th International Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science Workshop - Milano, Italy
    Duration: 6 May 20097 May 2009
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 6th International Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science Workshop
    Number6
    CountryItaly
    CityMilano
    Period06/05/200907/05/2009

    Keywords

    • Eye trackning

    Cite this

    Carl, M., & Lykke Jakobsen, A. (2009). Objectives for a Query Language for User-activity Data. In B. Sharp, & M. Zock (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science. Volume 1 (pp. 67-76). SCITEPRESS Digital Library. https://doi.org/10.5220/0002201200670076