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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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ESCALANTE GOMEZ, Eduardo. Verbalization analysis methods: ontologies and abduction process. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp.50-69. ISSN 1852-7310.

This study looks into the need to develop what is known as ontologies as a way to process natural language and as a tool for the exploration and analysis of the verbalizations obtained through interviews in depth and focus groups. Each ontology operates in the context of an abductive process, which allows the expansion of the initial ontology. The main idea isn't the construction of ontology for its computerized formalization but rather the compliance with the concept of ontology according to which its use is linked to its pertinence in the representation of a body of knowledge selected from a specific domain of reality which is of interest. The hypothesis of the text is: the analysis of the verbalizations in a research process should follow the abductive method that begins with the construction of an E-ontology and immediately develops into a recursive process of refinement and reconfigurations of what Samaja (2003) calls modeling preconceptions.

Keywords : Ontology; Epistemology; Abduction; Textual statistics.

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