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Sigma KEE - Communication
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communication
A SocialInteraction that involves the transfer of information between two or more CognitiveAgents. Note that Communication is closely related to, but essentially different from, ContentDevelopment. The latter involves the creation or modification of a ContentBearingObject, while Communication is the transfer of information for the purpose of conveying a message.
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Parents content bearing process Any Process, for example ManualHumanLanguage, which may contain a Proposition.
  social interaction The subclass of IntentionalProcess that involves interactions between CognitiveAgents.
Children artifact mediated communicationArtifactMediatedCommunication refers to Communication that uses some Artifact as an instrument or path for the Transfer of messages or information
 disseminatingAny Communication that involves a single agent and many destinations. This covers the release of a published book, broadcasting, a theatrical performance, giving orders to assembled troops, delivering a public lecture, etc.
 expressingInstances of this Class express a state of the agent.For example, Jane thanked Barbara for the present she had given her. The thanking in this case expresses the gratitude of Jane towards Barbara. Note that Expressing, unlike the other speech act types, is not a subclass of LinguisticCommunication.This is because emotions, for example, can be expressed without language, e.g. by smiling.
 gestureAny BodyMotion, e.g. a hand wave, a nod of the head, a smile, which is also an instance of Communication.
 indicatingPointing out a person, place or thing with one's hand or with an Artifact.
 InPersonCommunicationAn instance of InPersonCommunication is a Communication that occurs between two or more Humans who are physically present to each other during the Communication.
 linguistic communicationA Communication that involves the transfer of information via a LinguisticExpression.
 telephoningA Telephoning is a Communication in which the instrument is a Telephone, and which typically includes an instance of Speaking as a subProcess.


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