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Imperatives in Past Online Discussions: Another Helpful Source for Community Newcomers?

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Item Summary Xiao, Lu Nickerson, Jeffrey 2019-01-03T00:36:36Z 2019-01-03T00:36:36Z 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.description.abstract Experienced members of online communities use discussion to familiarize newcomers with norms. These members use imperatives, a kind of directive speech act, to suggest a course of action. A method for automatically recognizing such imperatives is described here. The recognition performance of the algorithm is compared to that of human readers. In addition, to test and illustrate the technique, the imperatives in a sample of Wikipedia deletion discussions are extracted, analyzed, and discussed. The method may be used not only to understand a community’s culture and practices but also to elicit information that is beneficial to the community’s newcomers.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Crowd Science
dc.subject Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems
dc.subject online community, newcomer support, imperatives, community discussion, natural language processing
dc.title Imperatives in Past Online Discussions: Another Helpful Source for Community Newcomers?
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.638
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