WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTING INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATIONS OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES OF CITIZEN GROUPS

Akira Hattori, Haruo Hayami

Abstract

A large number of citizen groups, many of which work in a community setting, publish information about their missions and activities on their Websites. However, it is difficult to understand where and what types of activities they do because such information is distributed throughout the Web. We show how citizen groups are currently using maps on their Websites and propose a system for automatically collecting information from theirWebsites about locations of their volunteer activities. Our system selects numerous URLs of citizen group Websites and extracts information about locations of volunteer activities from each group based on the content and structure of each page on the site. We developed and evaluated a prototype system and found that our proposed system has great potential for understanding volunteer activities of citizen groups in a local community.

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Hattori A. and Hayami H. (2011). WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTING INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATIONS OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES OF CITIZEN GROUPS . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8425-51-5, pages 539-546. DOI: 10.5220/0003336805390546


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist11,
author={Akira Hattori and Haruo Hayami},
title={WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTING INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATIONS OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES OF CITIZEN GROUPS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2011},
pages={539-546},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003336805390546},
isbn={978-989-8425-51-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTING INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATIONS OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES OF CITIZEN GROUPS
SN - 978-989-8425-51-5
AU - Hattori A.
AU - Hayami H.
PY - 2011
SP - 539
EP - 546
DO - 10.5220/0003336805390546