Structuring and visualizing fictional and real life empirical concepts with emoji symbols: a case study of José Ángel Buesa’s poetry and Borys Grinchenko’s image

Makhachashvili, Rusudan and Kovpik, Svetlana and Бахтіна, Анна Олегівна and Morze, Nataliia (2023) Structuring and visualizing fictional and real life empirical concepts with emoji symbols: a case study of José Ángel Buesa’s poetry and Borys Grinchenko’s image 8th International Workshop on Professional Retraining and Life-Long Learning using ICT: Person-Oriented Approach, 3L-Person 2023, 3535. pp. 148-168. ISSN 16130073

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Abstract

Emoji symbols are widely used in digital communication to express emotions, feelings, and moods. However, their potential for structuring and visualizing fictional and real-life empirical concepts has not been fully explored. In this paper, we propose a novel technology of using emoji symbols to create and analyze digital representations of literary texts and cultural icons. We apply our technology to two case studies: the poetry of the twentieth-century Cuban poet José Ángel Buesa and the image of Borys Grinchenko as a patron of the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. We use the Emoji Maker program to construct emoji signs that capture the essence and sensuality of lyrical images and concepts. We also use the Voyant Tools web application to visualize the corpus data based on text mining and keyword analysis. We demonstrate that our technology enhances the understanding and appreciation of literary texts and cultural icons by activating students’ thinking, developing creative attention, and fostering comprehensive digital literacy. Our technology offers a new model of digital presentation of fiction and culture that relies on the poly-functional emoji ousia and the polylaterial metalinguistic multimodality of the sign meaning. Our technology also poses some challenges, such as the technical limitations of the Emoji Maker platform, the subjective interpretation of emoji symbols, and the ethical issues of using emoji in academic contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; digital representation; emoji symbols; fiction; text mining; visualization
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра германської філології
Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра романської філології та порівняльно-типологічного мовознавства
Факультет інформаційних технологій та математики > Кафедра комп'ютерних наук
Depositing User: Русудан Кирилевна Махачашвілі
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 15:48
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 15:48
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/47484

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