Informal In-Game Help Practices in Massive Multiplayer Online Games
Paul Okopny, Ilya Musabirov, Daniel Alexandrov
In this paper we explore helping behavior of support agents and regular players in browser-based MMORTS/RPG Castlot. Using
chat logs from 12 servers, we analyzed differences between support agents and regular players. We have found that the major in-game verbal help is being provided by players and not by support agents. We have also found that support agents’ helping behavior drops dramatically as a server ages, while regular players preserve helping practice, that is mostly transferred
from public to guild chat channels.
Vol. 8852: SocInfo 2014 International Workshops, Barcelona, Spain, November 11, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. , NY : Springer, 2015
, , et al., , in : Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 8852: SocInfo 2014 International Workshops, Barcelona, Spain, November 11, 2014, Revised Selected Papers.: NY : Springer, 2015. P. 52-55.
In this paper we explore main patterns of communication and cooperation in online groups created by residents of apartment buildings in St.Petersburg in social networking site “VK”. Using word-frequency analysis and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) we discovered main discussion topics in online groups. We have also found that communication of neighbors in these groups is ...
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, , , , in : Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play. : NY : ACM, 2015. P. 661-666.
Our current work is dedicated to research and development of methods for tutorial improvement and newcomers adaptation in online games. This report is focused on investigation of help-seeking patterns in online games’ chat logs. Using text mining techniques we detect game-related questions from users, explore their content, and show the changes across the server lifecycle. ...
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, , Социологическое обозрение 2017 Т. 16 № 3 С. 366-394
Internet Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field of fundamental and applied research that integrate different research disciplines with a common object, that is the Internet. This review article gives a definition and a brief description of the structure of Internet Studies as part of the social sciences and introduces research agenda of this field, ...
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, International Journal of Cultural Studies 2017 Vol. 20 No. 3 P. 253-269
This article focuses on fan fiction as a literary experience and especially on fan fiction readers’ receptive strategies. Methodologically, its approach is at the intersection of literary theory, theory of popular culture, and qualitative research into practices of communication within online communities. It characterizes fan fiction as a type of contemporary reading and writing. Taking ...
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, В кн. : XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества: в 4 кн. Кн. 3.: М. : Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2016. С. 398-405.
The age of new media that started in the late 1990s has problematized the integrity of personal identity. In this process, three factors are at play: 1. the condition of "late modern" western modernity that affects all social relations and implies individualization and "liquid" identities (Z.Bauman); 2. the development of new media as a burgeoning ...
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, , , Университетское управление: практика и анализ 2021 Т. 25 № 3 С. 6-13
This research article aims at evaluating the results of the school graduates’ educational strategy transformation with the help of digital footprint data. The analysis of official and unofficial Internet communities of universities in the social network «VKontakte» shows that their active users are school graduates, who thus receive the necessary information about the university. The method presented can ...
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, , et al., Искусственный интеллект и принятие решений 2020 № 1 С. 3-16
The article is devoted to a review of the latest natural language processing (NLP) technologies that can be applied in strategic analytics. The introduction discusses the main problems in this area and specific tasks that can be solved using NLP tools. The article provides an overview of the main application areas in which these tools ...
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, , et al., Scientific and Technical Information Processing 2021 Vol. 48 No. 6 P. 467-475
This paper provides an overview of the latest natural language processing (NLP) technologies that can be applied in strategic analytics. The main problems in this field and specific tasks that can be solved using NLP tools are investigated. The main areas of application of these tools are considered. Recent advancements in NLP are discussed and ...
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, , et al., ACM SIGIR Forum 2016 Vol. 49 No. 2 P. 72-79
This paper provides the reader with a report on 9th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2015). ...
Added: February 27, 2017
, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 2016 Vol. 30 No. 4 P. 433-450
This article contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms and functions of imaginary world-building in contemporary popular culture, introducing the perspective of active transformative reception, which is the perspective of fan fiction writers and readers. The author argues that contemporary fan fiction as a postmodern literary field and ‘fictional anthropology’ is much broader in its ...
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, , et al., , in : 2021 International Conference Engineering and Telecommunication (En&T). : IEEE, 2022. P. 1-6.
Style transfer is an important and a rapidly developing of Natural Language Processing. This days more and more methods and models are proposed which allow us to generate text in predefined style. In this paper we propose a framework for style transfer of “Friends” TV series. The trained models are able to mimic one of ...
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“The Care of the Self” in the 21st century: sex, love and family in Russian Harry Potter fan fiction
, Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media 2013 No. 10 P. 17-46
The article examines Russian Harry Potter fan fiction as an anthropological source. The analysis focuses on fan fiction as a cultural practice, Russian online communities devoted to the continuation of Harry Potter stories and their common values, reading strategies and practices of writing. Given that Russian Harry Potter fan fiction writers and readers are mostly ...
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, , Language Resources and Evaluation 2021 Vol. 55 No. 2 P. 431-473
In this paper we present an extended description of two resources for natural language processing of Breton, a morphological analyser and constraint grammar-based disambiguator. The constraint grammar was developed using a novel methodology by a linguist and a language consultant creating rules to solve specific errors in disambiguation in a machine translation system. In addition ...
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, Emotional Landscapes of Reading / National Research University Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Basic research program". 2015. No. 99.
This paper focuses on fan fiction as a literary experience and especially on fan fiction readers’ receptive strategies. Methodologically, its approach is at the intersection of literary theory, theory of popular culture, and qualitative research into practices of communication within online communities. It presents a general characterization of fan fiction as a type of contemporary ...
Added: April 14, 2015
Lemmatisation for under-resourced languages with sequence-to-sequence learning: A case of Early Irish
, , in : Proceedings of Third Workshop "Computational linguistics and language science". Issue 4.: Manchester : EasyChair, 2019. P. 113-124.
Lemmatisation, which is one of the most important stages of text preprocessing, consists in grouping the inflected forms of a word together so they can be analysed as a single item. This task is often considered solved for most modern languages irregardless of their morphological type, but the situation is dramatically different for ancient languages. Rich inflectional system and ...
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Общественные движения, профессионалы и поклонники в социальной сети «ВКонтакте»: измерение сетевой сплоченности онлайн сообществ
, В кн. : Интернет и современное общество: сборник тезисов докладов. Труды XIX Международной объединенной научной конференции «Интернет и современное общество» (IMS‑2016), Санкт-Петербург, 22 – 24 июня 2016 г. : СПб. : Университет ИТМО, 2016. С. 33-36.
В докладе представлены результаты анализа сетей «дружбы», сформированных участниками 55 онлайн групп в социальной сети «ВКонтакте». Предметом исследования стала оценка сетей «дружбы» с точки зрения социальной сплоченности. Для оценки сплоченности были использованы метрики сетевого анализа, для сравнения показателей между группами - линейная регрессия и дисперсионный анализ. Исследование сфокусировано на трех типах онлайн сообществ: группах поклонников, ...
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, Известия высших учебных заведений. Социология. Экономика. Политика 2021 № 3 С. 108-122
This article is about the interaction of participants in the Olympic volunteer program, which was implemented in Russia after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Based on the interactions of the Olympic volunteers on social media, we will study the issue of maintaining the integrity of the volunteer community after the Games. The Olympic Volunteer Program ...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th Russian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, RCAI 2021, held in Moscow, Russia, in October 2021. The 19 full papers and 7 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. The conference deals with a wide range of topics, categorized into the following topical ...
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Материалы Четвертой Международной научно-практической конференции «Социальный компьютинг: основы, технологии развития, социально-гуманитарные эффекты» (ISС-15) : Сборник статей и тезисов
М. : МПГУ, 2015
Конференция направлена на объединение исследователей и практиков для обмена новыми идеями, методами и результатами в сфере социального компьютинга. Конференция способствует решению научных проблем в таких областях, как социальный компьютинг, социальная инженерия, Data Mining и извлечение знаний, Predictor Mining и извлечение смыслов, анализ соци альных сетей. Особое внимание уделяется вовлечению студентов, аспирантов и молодых ученых в исследования различных фундаментальных и приклад ных проблем ...
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, , , Научно-техническая информация. Серия 2: Информационные процессы и системы 2022 Т. 12 С. 6-9
This paper discusses modern approaches to natural language processing and appliance of artificial intelligence technologies in the task of classifying scientific texts in Russian. The report contains an analysis of implementations of text vectorization methods, a description of experiments with training various classifier models: from classical machine learning algorithms to neural network transformer architectures. ...
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, Социологические исследования 2023 № 1 С. 62-70
The article analyzes the methodological promises and limitations of virtual ethnographic approaches. It is shown how the redefinition of ethnography’s basic concepts for online contexts is reflected in their methodological tools. Based on approaches of virtual ethnography and ethnography of virtual worlds, which become a starting point for researchers in the study of the virtual, ...
Added: February 2, 2023
Структура и функции онлайн-сообществ: сетевая картография ВИЧ-релевантных групп в социальной сети «ВКонтакте»
, , , Социологические исследования 2016 № 8 С. 30-42
With the rapid growth of online social network sites (SNS), the issue of health-related online communities and its social and behavioral outcomes has become increasingly popular in Internet studies and sociology of health and medicine. This paper presents the results of the empirical study investigating the structure of the 'friendship' networks and participants' communicative activity ...
Added: April 11, 2016
, Мониторинг общественного мнения: Экономические и социальные перемены 2020 № 5 С. 204-221
The article analyzes structural features of communication in sociological online communities. The author considers communicative activity, social composition and rules of interaction between the members of the largest Russian sociological online community used as an ethnographic case study. The study design combines quantitative and qualitative methods: content analysis, network analysis and online observation. The findings ...
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