A Goal matching service for facilitating public collaboration using linked open data

Shun Shiramatsu, Teemu Tossavainen, Tadachika Ozono, Toramatsu Shintani

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Inter-organizational collaboration in the public sphere is essentially important to address sustainability problems in contemporary regional societies. To facilitate public collaboration, we are developing a Web application for sharing public issues and their solutions as public goals. Since participating in abstract or general goals is more difficult than concrete or specific ones, our system provides a functionality to break down individual public goals into concrete subgoals. Our Web application, GoalShare, is based on a linked open dataset of public goals that are linked with titles, participants, subgoals, related issues, related articles, and related geographic regions. GoalShare recommends public goals and users on the basis of similarity calculations taking into account not only surficial and semantic features but also contextual features extracted from subgoals and supergoals. We conducted experiments to investigate the effects of contextual features in subgoals and supergoals. Moreover, we conducted a trial workshop with GoalShare in Ogaki city to improve system design through actual use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Participation - 6th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2014
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-44914-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-44913-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational IFIP Conference on Electronic Participation - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 Sep 20143 Sep 2014
Conference number: 6

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational IFIP Conference on Electronic Participation
Abbreviated titleePart


  • Civic tech
  • Concern assessment
  • Linked data
  • Public involvement
  • Text mining

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