Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Third International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings

Research Article

Opinion Elicitation in Second Life

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_28,
        author={Marijn Vliet and Alena Neviarouskaya and Helmut Prendinger},
        title={Opinion Elicitation in Second Life},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Third International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Opinion elicitation virtual worlds avatars subjectivity analysis},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_28}
    }
    
  • Marijn Vliet
    Alena Neviarouskaya
    Helmut Prendinger
    Year: 2012
    Opinion Elicitation in Second Life
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_28
Marijn Vliet,*, Alena Neviarouskaya1,*, Helmut Prendinger2,*
  • 1: University of Tokyo
  • 2: National Institute of Informatics
*Contact email: w.m.vanvliet@student.utwente.nl, lena@mi.ci.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp, helmut@nii.ac.jp

Abstract

The paper describes a novel method for opinion elicitation, which is based on the popular 3D online world of “Second Life”. Here people, as avatars, are put into a somewhat realistic context related to the topic for which opinions are sought. We hypothesize that this kind of concrete, interactive context supports the evocation of opinions better than non-context methods, e.g. only showing related images. To confirm our hypothesis, we conducted a small pilot study, which compares the influence of static and interactive context methods on the opinions expressed by subjects. The opinion elicitation scenario in Second Life is supported by the automatic retrieval of opinions from the web. The results of a study indicate that subjects show more reasoned opinions in the interactive condition. A demo illustrating the content of this paper is available.