A realization of a reflection of personal information on distributed brainstorming environment

  • Kunihiko Fujita
  • Susumu Kunifuji
Session B-2. Collaboration Support Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1274)


A meeting using Same Time / Different Place groupware frees ourselves from the place restrictions. However it cannot free ourselves from the time restrictions as we must stay in front of terminals connected to networks in the same meeting. On the other hand, Different Time / Different Place groupware that makes participants free from the time restrictions cannot use for meetings for creation, coordination and decision as they need mutual interaction. The main purpose of this research is to construct an experimental system that can “utter” automatically in brainstorming that is, a typical meeting for creation. The utterances are generated from personal information inputted or selected in advance. This system will free participants from the time restrictions in meeting for creation. From the results of evaluations, utterances from system included some useless ones, but they stimulated participants' idea generation and contributed to some extent.


Personal Information Divergent Thinking Index File Extract Keyword Subject Extract 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunihiko Fujita
    • 1
  • Susumu Kunifuji
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science, JAISTTatsunokuchiNomiJapan

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