Accession Number:

AD0657789

Title:

APPLICATION OF AUTOMATIC LITERATURE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES TO PSYCHIATRIC INTERVIEWS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HERNER AND CO WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1966-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The report describes an experiment in the application of Luhns autoencoding and autoabstracting techniques to the analysis of the contents of psychiatric interviews. Utilizing modification of the Luhn techniques, applied to a transcription of a recorded interview, the experiment produced a matrix of words ranked by frequency of occurrence and by frequency of combination with other words, and an extract consisting of ranked sentences containing the most frequently occurring words and combinations. A tentative evaluation by a panel of psychiatrists indicates that the matrix and extracts, as well as the simple word rankings upon which they are based, can produce clear insights regarding range of affect, mechanisms of defense, object relations, symptoms, history, and expectations from treatment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE