Web information analysis for open-domain decision support: System design and user evaluation

Takuya Kawada, Susumu Akamine, Daisuke Kawahara, Yoshikiyo Kato, Yutaka I. Leon-Suematsu, Kentaro Inui, Sadao Kurohashi, Yutaka Kidawara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the effectiveness of the system design of a Web information analysis for open-domain decision support. In order to make decisions, it is required to collect and compare information from various view points. In case of making decisions based on Web information, however, it is difficult to obtain diverse information from variety of sources by using current search engines. Based on this observation, we design a system for supporting open-domain decision making, which analyzes Web information. Among the major design decisions are to focus on two elements, i.e. identifying the source of information and the extraction of informative content, and to organize the two elements so that the user can quickly grasp who is saying what on the Web. The assumption behind such decisions is that information organized in such a way would facilitate proper judgments in the user's decision making process. We conduct users evaluation to verify the effectiveness of our approach. In the result, it is confirmed that our system is superior to current search engine for grasping organized information from different stance of senders and supports the process of decision making, by (i) uncovering biases, (ii) showing various opinions from multiple view points, (iii) revealing information sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWebQuality 2011 - Proceedings of the Joint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality, WebQuality 2011, Held in Conjunction with the 20th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2011 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 2011 Mar 282011 Mar 28

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

ConferenceJoint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality, WebQuality 2011, Held in Conjunction with the 20th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2011
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period11/3/2811/3/28

Keywords

  • information analysis
  • information credibility
  • user evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Web information analysis for open-domain decision support: System design and user evaluation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Kawada, T., Akamine, S., Kawahara, D., Kato, Y., Leon-Suematsu, Y. I., Inui, K., Kurohashi, S., & Kidawara, Y. (2011). Web information analysis for open-domain decision support: System design and user evaluation. In WebQuality 2011 - Proceedings of the Joint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality (pp. 13-18). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/1964114.1964118