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An Integrated Framework for Avatar Data Collection from the Virtual World
Nov.-Dec. 2010 (vol. 25 no. 6)
pp. 17-23
Yulei Zhang, University of Arkansas
Ximing Yu, University of Arizona
Yan Dang, University of Arkansas
Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona

To mine the rich social media data produced in virtual worlds, an integrated framework combines bot- and spider-based approaches to collect avatar behavioral and profile data.

Index Terms:
virtual worlds, Second Life, avatar activity, avatar profile, data collection, gender differences
Citation:
Yulei Zhang, Ximing Yu, Yan Dang, Hsinchun Chen, "An Integrated Framework for Avatar Data Collection from the Virtual World," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 17-23, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/MIS.2010.138
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