Re: [unrev-II] Dialog Mapping and email

From: Peter Jones (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 10:53:42 PDT

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    (just quickly, without having time to read through the articles Jack has
    pointed to...) is just overflowing with interesting stuff!

    It isn't really clear why they've done that until you go here

    clicking on a link in the second one takes you back to a row in the first.
    If you then click on a link in a row you get the description for that row
    according to its column type.
    What's interesting is adding it all up gives you a purely *qualitative*
    meta-ontological descriptive hypernet on the subject of dialogues and their
    I wonder what would happen if you could take a given dialogue and subsume it
    under that hypernet statistically?
    Would it give you a way to measure motivations, biases and so forth?
    I suppose that might be its original purpose.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Jack Park" <>
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    Cc: "jeff Conklin" <>
    Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 3:58 PM
    Subject: [unrev-II] Dialog Mapping and email

    > Based on a post by Heiner Benking to OHS-DEV, I discovered a paper at
    > Enhancing the Quality of Email Dialog using Artificial Intelligence.
    > I found that paper (it's the top listing) at
    > which is a listing of papers and
    > reports on dialog and community.
    > That URL came from the paper Dialog Culture which was found at
    >, the
    > first paragraph of which is:
    > "When looking at Dialogue and David Bohm's work that discusses going
    > assumptions, isolation and interest, and towards an open sharing of ideas,
    > we learn that people increasingly get together only to present their own
    > ideas and to defend their views or projects. Bohm was very aware of the
    > need -- even in open and free (no format) meetings -- to find procedures
    > principles that will literally give people the "space" to talk and
    > especially to overcome ingrained habits and convictions which tend to bias
    > and hamper speakers (for more see: On Dialogue p 30). He was very aware of
    > how 'talkers' use words, protecting themselves by building walls of words
    > therefore mis-intentionally hindering the free flow of ideas that could
    > otherwise reinforce and encourage a participatory mode and mood. "
    > It appears that one could spend several weeks motoring around in the space
    > opened by Benking while comparing and contrasting all that to Jeff
    > Conklin's IBIS papers.
    > Cheers
    > Jack
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