Event Extraction and Visualization for Obtaining Personal Experiences from Blogs

  • Yoko Nishihara
  • Keita Sato
  • Wataru Sunayama
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5618)


Internet users write blogs related to their personal experience, daily news, and so on. Though we can obtain blogs about personal experience using search engines on the Web, the search engines also output blogs about other topics unrelated to personal experiences. Therefore, we need to take too much time to read all blogs for obtaining those about personal experiences. This paper proposes a support system for obtaining blogs about personal experience efficiently. The system extracts three keywords that denote place, object, and action from a blog. The three keywords describe an event that leads a person to write a blog about personal experience. The system expresses the event with three pictures related to the extracted keywords. The pictures help users to judge whether personal experiences are written in the blog or not. We experimented with the system, and verified that it supports users to obtain personal experiences efficiently.


personal experience pictures expressing an event place keyword object keyword action keyword 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoko Nishihara
    • 1
  • Keita Sato
    • 2
  • Wataru Sunayama
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of TokyoBunkyoJapan
  2. 2.Hiroshima City UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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