A Study of Unsounded Code Strings at the End of Online Messages of a Q&A Site and a Micro Blog

Kunihiro Nakajima, Yasuhiko Watanabe, Subaru Nakayama, Kenji Umemoto, Ryo Nishimura, Yoshihiro Okada
unpublished
In this study, we compare answers in a Q&A site with messages in a micro blog and discuss how we use unsounded code strings at the end of online messages. We first show that unsounded code strings at the end of answers in a Q&A site are used for not only smooth communication but an other purpose, minimum length limit avoidance. Next, we show that the length of unsounded code strings at the end of answers in a Q&A site, which are used for smooth communication, have a similar distribution pattern
more » ... istribution pattern to those at the end of messages in a micro blog. On the other hand, the length of unsounded code strings used for minimum length limit avoidance have a different distribution pattern. Furthermore, we compare frequently used unsounded code strings at the end of answers in a Q&A site with those at the end of messages in a micro blog. Finally, we show our results are useful to analyze users' messages in online communities. In this study, we used the data of Yahoo! chiebukuro, a widely-used Japanese Q&A site, and Twitter for observation and examination.
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