Project Name

Discussion Support Project


Norifumi Hirata, Tatiana Zidrasco, Jun Takasaki, Hirofumi Ina, Keisuke Takahashi


facilitation, visualization, annotation, mining, consensus building


Support faclitating discussion by visualizing the structure and suggesting the relevant information


Facilitating discussion is important for building consensus between stakeholders in various communities. This problem is one of the most important application of natural language processing techniques. For example, public involvement in building consensus for community development requires much effort and time for sharing public concerns among citizens and stakeholders. Hence, supporting discussion by structuring the meeting transcripts and visualizing the structure is indispensable.

We aim to develop a novel discussion support system that newcomers can join a discussion easily. A lively discussion need to join many people. The system supports a discussion between newcomers and stagers.

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