Communication Task

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A Communication Task is an information sharing task (between two cognitive agents) by sharing meaningful messages.





  • (Wikipedia, 2013) ⇒ Retrieved:2013-12-7.
    • Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share" ) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more living creatures. One definition of communication is “any act by which one person gives to or receives from another person information about that person's needs, desires, perceptions, knowledge, or affective states. Communication may be intentional or unintentional, may involve conventional or unconventional signals, may take linguistic or non-linguistic forms, and may occur through spoken or other modes.” [1]

      Communication requires a sender, a message, and a recipient, although the receiver doesn't have to be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver understands the sender's message.

      Communicating with others involves three primary steps:

      ◦Thought: First, information exists in the mind of the sender. This can be a concept, idea, information, or feelings.

      ◦Encoding: Next, a message is sent to a receiver in words or other symbols.

      ◦Decoding: Lastly, the receiver translates the words or symbols into a concept or information that a person can understand.

  1. de Valenzuela, Julia Scherba. (1992). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): Guidelines for Meeting the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities