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The Context of War and Cognitive Bias: An Interactive Approach in Accessing Relations of Attitude, Behavior and Events in Ancient Texts and Online News

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Access to knowledge from ancient classical texts for a comparison and understanding of current events and situations poses challenges, especially to non-experts, especially if information searched concerns behaviors, attitude and mentality linked to war and not facts, events and names. Geopolitical and diplomatic information concerning behavior and intentions is also connected to the challenge of precision, correction and capturing subtle details. These resources may be a valuable -yet often obscure- source of information to a broader User group, requiring expertise, language skills and a remarkable period of time to access and to evaluate these resources in order to combine and compare information with the current state-of-affairs. Easy access to the Classical Texts and the display of detailed and/or specific information in a user-friendly interaction is the main target of the designed user-interface and partially implemented applications. The approach integrates expert-knowledge and user requirements and also manages Cognitive Bias. The designed user-interface and partially implemented applications by-pass Cognitive Bias but also take advantage of specific types of Cognitive Bias.


  • Cognitive Bias
  • Interface Design
  • Seed Ontology

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In loving memory of our co-author Vasilios Floros who passed away before the completion of the present research paper.

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Alexandris, C., Du, J., Floros, V. (2023). The Context of War and Cognitive Bias: An Interactive Approach in Accessing Relations of Attitude, Behavior and Events in Ancient Texts and Online News. In: Kurosu, M., Hashizume, A. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction. HCII 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14014. Springer, Cham.

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