Disease knowledge base is a key component toward appropriate advancement of information systems for clinical medicine. However, development and maintenance of information resource for medical domain demands intervention of physicians, which boosts the cost, and thus, obstructs the development. To address the problem, this paper proposes hybridization of distinct knowledge bases, manually compiled knowledge base for accuracy, and automatically generated knowledge base for coverage, coupled with implicit auditing mechanism.
We aim to develop a web service for matching citizens or organizations who have similar goals or issues in public spheres. Citizens cannot easily find somebody whose goals are similar to their ones with the conventional SNSs. Our service enables citizens to share their public goals and to find their collaborators using Linked Open Data. We presume that the hierarchies of goals and subgoals is important to share public goals and to find collaborators because a too abstract and general goal is hard to be contributed collaboratively. Moreover, inputing public people's goals by referencing news articles is also meaningful for sharing social prospects and increasing transparency. To facilitate inputing such hierarchies of public goals, the user interface needs to be as simple as possible. We present a prototype user interface for inputing hierarchical structure of public goals. Furthermore, we report an attempt to develop a prototype user interface collaboratively through a hackathon event in Tohoku region.
Reginal news media has a potential of being the hub which connects people, stuff, and information in the region. This paper proposes Linked Data enhanced services for the media, and then discusses the issue of building Linked Data from textual data of the news.