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Title: Measuring Sophistication of Sports Games: The First Result from Baseball
Authors: Yuranana, Kitrungrotsakul
Panumate, Chetprayoon
Iida, Hiroyuki
Tanaka, Kiyofumi
Keywords: baseball
Game refinement theory
entertainment of sports game
Issue Date: 2016-07-29
Publisher: 情報処理学会
Magazine name: 研究報告ゲーム情報学(GI)
Volume: 2016-GI-36
Number: 4
Start page: 1
End page: 6
Abstract: This paper demonstrates a game informatical analysis of sports to examine if its rules are reasonably established for maintaining the attractiveness. It focuses mainly on the baseball and game refinement measure is employed for the assessment. The baseball leagues from several countries that conducted from 2000 to 2015 are analyzed. The results obtained show that game refinement values of baseball are around 0.065. These values are slightly lower than other sophisticated sports such as soccer and basketball. Under the assumption that game refinement measure indicates a comfortable degree of game outcome uncertainty or a good balance between skill and chance、 a tentative conclusion is that baseball has slightly more skill-based weight than soccer and basketball. It implies that baseball may be sufficiently sophisticated to attract people but may be of slightly less popularity than soccer and basketball. Possible enhancements are discussed.
Rights: 社団法人 情報処理学会, Kitrungrotsakul Yuranana, Chetprayoon Panumate, Hiroyuki Iida, Kiyofumi Tanaka, 研究報告ゲーム情報学(GI), 2016-GI-36(4), 2016, 1-6. ここに掲載した著作物の利用に関する注意: 本著作物の著作権は(社)情報処理学会に帰属します。本著作物は著作権者である情報処理学会の許可のもとに掲載するものです。ご利用に当たっては「著作権法」ならびに「情報処理学会倫理綱領」に従うことをお願いいたします。 Notice for the use of this material: The copyright of this material is retained by the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ). This material is published on this web site with the agreement of the author (s) and the IPSJ. Please be complied with Copyright Law of Japan and the Code of Ethics of the IPSJ if any users wish to reproduce, make derivative work, distribute or make available to the public any part or whole thereof. All Rights Reserved, Copyright (C) Information Processing Society of Japan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/14078
Material Type: publisher
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