Development of a meeting browser towards supporting public involvement

Shun Shiramatsu, Tadachika Ozono, Toramatsu Shintani, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, Toru Takahashi, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

This paper presents novel methods for support for browsing a long meeting record towards supporting public involvement. Facilitating public involvement in the consensus building process for community development needs a lot of effort and time for sharing context and concerns among citizens and stakeholders. A record of public meeting often becomes too long to overview and to understand for people who did not participate in it. The two issues we addressed relate to how to best provide support for these people. First, support for overviewing the changes in a long meeting to track and to find intended arguments. Second, support for understanding the background of arguments. The approaches to the issues are first, to visualize the transition of topics in the meeting, and second provide information related to a transient topic specified by a user. The meeting browser we developed is designed on the basis of Visual Information-Seeking Mantra, "Overview first, zoom and filter, then details on demand." To visualize a dynamic topic flow, a graph for visualizing the topic transition, SalienceGraph is used to track the dynamic transition of the salience of a word. To visualize related information, the search engine based on SalienceGraph retrieves passages related to a transient topic from past meeting records or documents. These approaches support citizens and stakeholders to find, to track, and to understand a target argument from a long meeting record.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Pages717-722
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 4
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 292009 Aug 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009
Volume4

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period09/8/2909/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Shiramatsu, S., Ozono, T., Shintani, T., Komatani, K., Ogata, T., Takahashi, T., & Okuno, H. G. (2009). Development of a meeting browser towards supporting public involvement. In Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009 (pp. 717-722). [5283461] (Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/CSE.2009.362