Information Access Technologies for City Promotion

Associate Professor Yohei Seki
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Chaired by
Dr KAN Min Yen, Associate Professor, School of Computing

13 Aug 2018 Monday, 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

MR1, COM1-03-19


I will talk about our research for analysis of public sentiment for improvement of local government service. In this talk, we describe a framework for collecting and analyzing public sentiment from Twitter in a local district and how we collaborate with the local governments in Japan to collect feedbacks from the citizens. Our objectives are to promote favorable spots and facilities in the local district and to reduce the administrative costs of the local government. I will also give an overview of our recent work to clarify the mood of the citizens' concerns for the region.


Yohei Seki is an associate professor at Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He leads sentiment analysis work as one of co-organizers in NTCIR multilingual opinion analysis task. He has received multiple awards for his research work including IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award and CEA 2014 Best Paper Award. He leads Japanese information access community as IPSJ SIG-IFAT Chair and as Co-Chair of Editorial Board of IPSJ Transactions on Databases. He also works as an Expert in ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG11 smart cities. He is working as a research visitor at National University of Singapore this year.