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Summarizing Online Forum Discussions – Can Dialog Acts of Individual Messages Help?

Sumit Bhatia, Prakhar Biyani, Prasenjit Mitra
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)  
This paper describes an extractive summarization technique that uses textual features and dialog act information of individual messages to select a subset of posts.  ...  A typical discussion thread in an online forum spans multiple pages involving participation from multiple users and thus, may contain multiple view-points and solutions.  ...  Conclusions and Future Work We proposed that dialog act labels of individual messages in an online forums can be helpful in summarizing discussion threads.  ... 
doi:10.3115/v1/d14-1226 dblp:conf/emnlp/BhatiaBM14 fatcat:ei6vp7fzmzhidfb73tr35fvfqu

CHIC - a pluggable solution for community help in context

Gunnar Stevens, Torben Wiedenhöfer
2006 Proceedings of the 4th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction changing roles - NordiCHI '06  
Online "Helps" must capture the problem of decontextualisation.  ...  In order to overcome these shortcomings, this paper presents how the different help methods can be combined with the concepts of community based help systems by using Wikis.  ...  It can be used to write online help manuals with a hyper-structure to navigate through the help systems in an individual way.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1182475.1182498 dblp:conf/nordichi/StevensW06 fatcat:ydmwfhrbzzfvbe6545sm6xvpme

Why, What and How to Help Each Citizen to Understand Artificial Intelligence?

Frédéric Alexandre, Jade Becker, Marie-Hélène Comte, Aurélie Lagarrigue, Romain Liblau, Margarida Romero, Thierry Viéville
2021 Künstliche Intelligenz  
How can it be shared and evaluated?  ...  The analysis of the MOOC in AI helps to identify that the main feedback related to AI is "fear", because AI is unknown and mysterious to the participants.  ...  Availability of Data, Material and Code Availability Declarations Conflict of interest Not applicable for the non-commercial "common good" reported here: this free access resources set is also not, up  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-021-00725-7 pmid:33994668 pmcid:PMC8103663 fatcat:t7x4ji67lralpiayrmbxh6ewfq

Facilitation of computer-supported collaborative learning in mixed- versus same-culture dyads: Does a collaboration script help?

Vitaliy Popov, Harm J.A. Biemans, Dine Brinkman, Andrei N. Kuznetsov, Martin Mulder
2013 The Internet and higher education  
A 2 × 2-factorial design was used to examine the effects of using this collaboration script on students' online collaborative behavior and the quality of their discussions.  ...  Independent of script condition, the sameculture dyads displayed a higher frequency of contributing activity and showed a higher quality of online discussion than the mixed-culture dyads.  ...  The latter can be done with the aid of online group discussions (Weinberger et al., 2005) , reflection on behavior with the help of an online peer feedback and reflection tool (Phielix, Prins, Kirschner  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2013.08.002 fatcat:cto5m7xvpvdith323fqon2xza4

Mindful Meditation for Online Learning: Lighting the Fire by Dimming the Lights: Helping College Students Relax and Focus to Prepare for Online Learning

Brenda Freshman, Carol A. Molinari
2013 Internet Learning  
Ways to integrate meditation into online courses are discussed to encourage instructors to include meditation in their instruction methodology.  ...  Student reflections and comments suggest personal and cognitive benefits of meditation for online instruction.  ...  Asynchronous: Email, text, discussion forums, mailing lists, wikis, video and audio messages Synchronous: Online chat, video conferencing, instant messaging, mobile phones Adaptive Supports  ... 
doi:10.18278/il.2.2.7 fatcat:7dp4fi4plrerhm2f5y52zxnubu

Using non-lexical features for identifying factual and opinionative threads in online forums

Prakhar Biyani, Sumit Bhatia, Cornelia Caragea, Prasenjit Mitra
2014 Knowledge-Based Systems  
Online forums contain huge amounts of user-generated data in the form of discussions between forum members on specific topics and are a valuable source of information.  ...  In this work, we perform subjectivity analysis of online forum threads.  ...  Dialog act features Online forum threads have conversational nature and hence there are different types of dialog acts (question, solution, feedback, etc.) expressed in thread posts [31, 36, 37] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.knosys.2014.04.048 fatcat:rrqmpdijh5dwjddbl3i456alky

Annotated bibliography on participatory consultations to help aid the inclusion of marginalized perspectives in setting policy agendas

Faraz Rahim Siddiqui
2014 International Journal for Equity in Health  
s perspective of their health priorities, and of techniques used to elevate participation from the implementation phase to a more upstream phase of prioritization, policymaking and agenda setting.  ...  An earlier iteration of this bibliography was created to assist a multi-country research project by the author to inform the UN Post-2015 development framework of the views of several diverse and highly  ...  Sociological Research Online 2004, 9(3) .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12939-014-0124-0 pmid:25532831 pmcid:PMC4279799 fatcat:mapdymzwsfe5rfpoyhafewmkaa

Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discourse

Cindy Xin, Andrew Feenberg
2007 E-Learning and Digital Media  
Like its face-to-face counterpart, online discussion seamlessly combines many speech acts in each utterance.  ...  In fact utterances often serve multiple purposes that can be distinguished analytically. We identify four such layers of communicative interaction in online discussion.  ...  Acknowledgments This article was prepared under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education of the United States Department of Education.  ... 
doi:10.2304/elea.2007.4.4.415 fatcat:ljprkdrylvhnvoqovrlks3gvji

From an Ancient Text to New Interpretation "The Allegory of the Cave"

Nissim Yonit, Pinto Iris
2017 Creative Education  
This article is based on a thorough observation of discussions in an online forum (in a Moodle environment), accompanied a lesson entitled "Introduction to philosophy of education on the timeline" that  ...  In this assay we demonstrate how a discussion mediated through an online discourse explores the process of knowledge construction, collaborative learning and constructivist dialog.  ...  The article is based on a thorough observation of discussions in the forum of an online course that took place during the academic years 2014, 2015, 2016 .  ... 
doi:10.4236/ce.2017.83031 fatcat:hwtogz3kevcwpmgvqhz6qzgppa

Developing Online Virtual Community by Facilitating Student Discussions

K. P. Hewagamage, K. M. G. B. Nishakumari, G. N. Wikramanayake
2011 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
The participation in the discussion forums of courses in the VLE is very poor irrespective of the number of students enrolled in each course.  ...  In an online learning environment, it is a challenging task to motivate learners to participate in online discussions.  ...  A facilitator is not an individual tutor to help all these students in the programme.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijiet.2011.v1.49 fatcat:zjfaqdkfvvf4bhnz7znpqmzwqy

Is the unfolding of the group discussion off-pattern? Improving coordination support in educational forums using mobile devices

Marco Aurélio Gerosa, Denise Filippo, Mariano Pimentel, Hugo Fuks, Carlos J.P. Lucena
2010 Computers & Education  
Additionally, a forum may be inactive for a long period and suddenly receive a burst of messages forcing forum mediators to frequently log on in order to know how the discussion is unfolding to intervene  ...  Mediators also need to deal with a large amount of messages to identify off-pattern situations.  ...  Acknowledgments The AulaNet project is partially financed by Fundação Padre Leonel Franca and by the Ministry of Science and Technology through its  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.004 fatcat:xlw7q7vhfnbedcbfvd27n7l5jm

Citizens' Deliberation Online as Will-Formation: The Impact of Media Identity on Policy Discourse Outcomes in Russia [chapter]

Andrei Chugunov, Olga Filatova, Yuri Misnikov
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
discourses that can radically expand the existing level of knowledge and expertise for better policy-making [37] .  ...  Yet we believe that the presented study contributes to the scholarship concerning online deliberation theories and practices by arguing that citizens' casual conversations online are legitimate policy  ...  Another important question that arises in this context is whether discussion can help change established opinions through a more flexible mode of side-taking.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45074-2_6 fatcat:ev5bdsyrdnbzhlo4zgkeok7tu4

Written Dialog and Social Power: Manifestations of Different Types of Power in Dialog Behavior

Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Owen Rambow
2013 International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing  
We also present a system that can identify power relations given a written dialog.  ...  We show that four different types of power relations (hierarchical power, situational power, influence, and power over communication) affect written dialog behavior in different ways.  ...  The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.  ... 
dblp:conf/ijcnlp/PrabhakaranR13 fatcat:aw7njxk2tbgyzjiihmzuwqpbjy

Effects of Pre‐structuring Discussion Threads on Group Interaction and Group Performance in Computer‐supported Collaborative Argumentation

C. Darren Brooks, Allan Jeong
2006 Distance Education  
The findings suggest that prestructured discussion threads can increase the frequency of argument→challenge exchanges needed to initiate critical discourse.  ...  This study examined the effects of pre-structuring discussion threads on group performance in computer-supported collaborative argumentation where students labeled their messages as arguments, challenges  ...  a number of potential advantages: (a) each designated thread (with clearly stated discussion topics presented within the message title) helps to remind students of the main points of discussion and can  ... 
doi:10.1080/01587910600940448 fatcat:a7rgljufm5crvjhvfdgregj5ee

An Analytical Framework for Understanding Knowledge-Sharing Processes in Online Q&A Communities

G. Alan Wang, Harry Jiannan Wang, Jiexun Li, Alan S. Abrahams, Weiguo Fan
2014 ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems  
to helpful knowledge sharing in online Q&A communities.  ...  Online communities have become popular knowledge sources for both individuals and organizations.  ...  After crawling all Web pages from an online discussion forum, we can acquire the metadata of online discussion threads by parsing those pages.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2629445 fatcat:yow26a5ybzfopoijc3nfn7ksiy
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