An Automatic Coding System with a Three-Grade Confidence Level Corresponding to the National/International Occupation and Industry Standard - Open to the Public on the Web

Kazuko Takahashi, Hirofumi Taki, Shunsuke Tanabe, Wei Li

Abstract

We develop a new automatic coding system with a three-grade confidence level corresponding to each of the national/international standard code sets for answers to open-ended questions regarding to respondent’s occupation and industry in social surveys including a national census. The “occupation and industry coding” is a necessary task for statistical processing. However, this task requires a great deal of labor and time-consuming. In addition, inconsistent results occur if the coders are not experts of coding. In formal research, various automatic coding systems have been developed, which are incomplete and generally unfriendly to a non-developer user. Our new system assigns three candidate codes to an answer for coders by SVMs (Support Vector Machines), and attaches a three-grade confidence level to the first-ranked predicted code by using classification scores to support a manual check of the results. The system is now open to the public through the Website of the Social Science Japan Data Archive (SSJDA). After the submitted data file which followed the specified format is approved, the users can obtain files of codes for up to four kinds with a three-grade confidence level. In this paper, we describe our system and evaluate it.

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Takahashi K., Taki H., Tanabe S. and Li W. (2014). An Automatic Coding System with a Three-Grade Confidence Level Corresponding to the National/International Occupation and Industry Standard - Open to the Public on the Web . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-049-9, pages 369-375. DOI: 10.5220/0005131703690375


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@conference{keod14,
author={Kazuko Takahashi and Hirofumi Taki and Shunsuke Tanabe and Wei Li},
title={An Automatic Coding System with a Three-Grade Confidence Level Corresponding to the National/International Occupation and Industry Standard - Open to the Public on the Web},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={369-375},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005131703690375},
isbn={978-989-758-049-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2014)
TI - An Automatic Coding System with a Three-Grade Confidence Level Corresponding to the National/International Occupation and Industry Standard - Open to the Public on the Web
SN - 978-989-758-049-9
AU - Takahashi K.
AU - Taki H.
AU - Tanabe S.
AU - Li W.
PY - 2014
SP - 369
EP - 375
DO - 10.5220/0005131703690375