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Knowledge Needs and Information Extraction: Towards an Artificial Consciousness by Nicolas Turenne

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Chapter 12

Impact of Self-Motivation on Written Information

12.1. Platform for production and consultation of texts

Chapter 11 offered an understanding of the mechanisms of a process of self-motivation. One of the results of this is that such a process provides a cognitive framework upon which an individual relies almost unconditionally once the constraints of the controlling factors are satisfied. Motives are acquired and followed through. They channel salient interests, which are often based not on acquired certainties but rather on consensual acceptances. Following one’s motives leaves trails which may be short-lived or long-lasting. The emergence of the Internet and informal social networks is transforming oral and written behavioral practices, and ultimately behavior in general (work, love life, entertainment, etc.). Where in the past, individuals produced written publications in paper format, e.g. in their professional context, the Internet has not transformed their customs but rendered their production highly fluid. The Internet has become a universal library “on the doorstep”. On the other hand, individuals who did not previously produce a great deal of written material are now producing far more (text messages, e-mails, blogs, personal pages, etc.). Ultimately, everything is converging toward net-centered and citizen-centered written production. All citizens, in a personal and professional context, are led to consult and produce documents which will be channeled through ...

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