space, my students and I have developed quantitative methods
for the assessment of qualitative questions regarding human
behaviour, such as trust, health and related computations in
online social networks, human mental workload assessment,
recommendation, market trading, and most recently to questions
in the domain of
Social Computing is an area concerned with the intersection of social behaviour
and computation, that encompasses fields such as social
networking, collaborative work, and collective
intelligence. See "Social Computing",
introduction to Social Computing special edition of the
of the ACM, edited by Douglas Schuler,
Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 1994), Pages: 28 – 108. social software engineering.
basis of the approach is the application of
defeasible/non-monotonic argumentation schemes, borrowed from
proponents of the strong AI model such as
Social Software Engineering is a branch of software
engineering that is concerned with the social aspects
of the software development process and the study and
construction of socially-oriented tools to measure
and support collaboration and knowledge sharing in
software engineering. It can also be viewed as a
specialism of computational social science.
John L. Pollock,
but applied to the assessment of human behaviour rather than the
replication of human decision making, and structured as computationally
efficient filtering and ranking schemes for the execution over large-scale,
complex and heterogeneous behavioural data sets.
For example, see Pollock, J. L. (1987). Defeasible reasoning. Cognitive and
science, 11(4), 481-518. Pollock, J. L. (1995). Cognitive Carpentry:
A Blueprint for how to Build a Person. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Fascinating visualisation of the development of the Linux Kernel
from 1991-2015, by