A Consideration towards Practical Application of e-Participation Web Platform in Regional Societies
We developed O2, an e-participation web platform, that facilitates public involvement by utilizing background information behind regional social issues gathered from Web.
The platform is developed on the basis of a Linked Open Dataset called SOCIA, which contains web news articles, tweets, and meeting minutes related to geographic regions.
Since Japanese regional communities face complicated and ongoing social issues, there is an urgent need to develop technology for sharing background information and facilitating public debate.
This paper presents a roadmap to practical application of our platform in regional communities and discusses remaining requirements.