System for supporting web-based public debate using transcripts of face-to-face meeting

Shun Shiramatsu, Jun Takasaki, Tatiana Zidrasco, Tadachika Ozono, Toramatsu Shintani, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

We propose a public debate support system through iterative alternation of face-to-face meetings and Web-based debates. Web-based facilitation of public debates is suitable for complementary question and answering when the debate in face-to-face meetings is insufficient due to time restriction. Since transcripts of public meetings tend to be lengthy and specialized, sharing public concerns among citizens and stakeholders requires much time and effort. To solve this problem, we propose two approaches. First, supporting the sharing of public concerns with structuration of public debate based on rhetorical structure theory (RST). It enables a user to manually specify his/her intention of a question, e.g., the question requires more evidence. An intention tag is effective for facilitating public debate. Second, supporting reading with visualization of topic transition, using our developed SalienceGraph. Moreover SalienceGraph retrieves passages related to a transient topic from past meeting records or documents. These approaches support citizens and stakeholders in finding, tracking, and sharing public concerns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages311-320
Number of pages10
Volume6098 LNAI
EditionPART 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligence Systems, IEA/AIE 2010 - Cordoba
Duration: 2010 Jun 12010 Jun 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume6098 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligence Systems, IEA/AIE 2010
CityCordoba
Period10/6/110/6/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Shiramatsu, S., Takasaki, J., Zidrasco, T., Ozono, T., Shintani, T., & Okuno, H. G. (2010). System for supporting web-based public debate using transcripts of face-to-face meeting. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 3 ed., Vol. 6098 LNAI, pp. 311-320). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6098 LNAI, No. PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13033-5_32