An Exploratory Approach for Modeling Image-Enabled Discourse

Jaime Snyder

A proposed methodology for the study of image-enabled discourse is introduced, focusing on a conceptual framework that builds on theoretical contributions of related research and provides working definitions for key concepts,and a brief description of future empirical research. The goal of this methodology is to produce an analytic model of image-enabled conversations that could be applied to a range of multimodal information problems including system building for information access and extraction. Drawing is used as an example of an image-centered discourse practice.

Submitted: Sep 4, 2008