2008 Volume 20 Issue 5 Pages 757-767
Internet users write blogs related to their personal experience, daily news, and so on. We can obtain blogs about personal experience using search engines on the Web. However, the search engines also output blogs about other topics unrelated to personal experience. Therefore, it is necessary for us to read all blogs to obtain those about personal experiences. It takes too much time. This paper proposes a support system for obtaining blogs about personal experiences 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 experience is written about in the blog. We experimented with the system, and verified that it supports users in obtaining personal experiences efficiently.