Predicting veracity from linguistic indicators

Judee K. Burgoon, Lauren Hamel, Tiantian Qin

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Ample scientific research has confirmed significant linguistic differences between truthful and deceptive discourse in both laboratory and field experiments. The current investigation focused on whether indicators of truth or deception are context-independent or are influenced by two context factors: motivation and modality. A 2 (veracity: truthful/deceptive) by 2 (incentives: high/low) by 3 (modality: FtF/audio/text) factorial experiment revealed that linguistic indicators are significantly related to veracity but results are highly sensitive to contextual factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Nov 12 2012
Event2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2012 - Odense, Denmark
Duration: Aug 22 2012Aug 24 2012


Other2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2012


  • deception
  • linguistics
  • modality
  • motivation
  • veracity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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