Method for evaluating discussion status in online text discussions using network analysis

Kanako Niki, Takehiro Furuta, Takako Akakura, Takahito Tomoto, Yuri Nishihori, Keizo Nagaoka

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    Abstract

    We analyze text discussions with the aim of using statement data to assess the status of an in-progress discussion. We assume convergent discussions with three discussion status types: Publication, Active, and Convergent. Then we propose an automatic method for evaluating discussion status by network analysis. Experimental evaluation indicates that the method is useful. We also achieved positive results in comparison with manual analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
    PublisherNational Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
    Pages172-176
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore
    Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

    Other

    Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
    CitySingapore
    Period12/11/2612/11/30

    Keywords

    • CSCL
    • Discussion status
    • Network analysis
    • Time-series analysis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Education

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    Niki, K., Furuta, T., Akakura, T., Tomoto, T., Nishihori, Y., & Nagaoka, K. (2012). Method for evaluating discussion status in online text discussions using network analysis. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 (pp. 172-176). National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.