Title: Emotions recognition in synchronic textual CSCL situations

Authors: Germán Lescano; Rosanna Costaguta; Analía Amandi

Addresses: CONICET, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, IIISI Institute, UNSE University, Belgrano 1912, 4200, Santiago del Estero, Argentina ' IIISI Institute, UNSE University, Belgrano 1912, 4200, Santiago del Estero, Argentina ' CONICET/NICE Institute, UNICEN University, Campus Universitario, Paraje Arroyo Seco, B7001BBO Tandil, Argentina

Abstract: Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a useful practice to teach learners working in groups and to acquire collaborative skills. To evaluate the collaborative process can be heavy for teachers because it implies to analyse a lot of interactions. One issue to consider is socio-affective interactions due to their influence in the learning process. In this work, we propose an approach to recognise affective states in synchronic textual CSCL situations of students that speak Spanish. Through experimentation, we analyse emotions manifested by university students of computer sciences when they worked in groups in these situations and we evaluated the proposed approach using tools and libraries available in the market to make a sentiment analysis. Results obtained are promising. Providing CSCL environments with a tool to recognise socio-affective interactions can be useful in order to help teachers evaluate this dimension of the collaborative process.

Keywords: computer-supported collaborative learning; CSCL; socio-affective interactions; affective computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDMMM.2022.10047897

International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management, 2022 Vol.14 No.2, pp.183 - 202

Accepted: 24 Sep 2020
Published online: 11 Jun 2022 *

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