Detecting deception in synchronous computer-mediated communication using speech act profiling

Douglas P. Twitchell, Nicole Forsgren, Karl Wiers, Judee K. Burgoon, Jay F. Nunamaker

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Detecting deception is a complicated endeavor. Previous attempts at deception detection in computer-mediated communication have met with some success. This study shows how speech act profiling [1] can be used to aid deception detection in synchronous computer-mediated communication (S-CMC). Chat logs from an online group game where deception was introduced were subjected to speech act profiling analysis. The results provide some support to previous research showing greater uncertainty in deceptive S-CMC. Also shown is that deceivers in the specific task tend to engage in less strategizing than non-deceivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-478
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2005
EventIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2005 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2005May 20 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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