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Kyushu Institute of Information science is a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan, established in 1998. Wikipedia.


Minami T.,Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences | Minami T.,Kyushu University
Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2012 | Year: 2012

In this paper we deal with estimating the ranks of library books in their expertise levels. The estimated ranking score is applicable to library-provided learning assistant service. Due to the advancement of information society, library is expected to change in order to meet the patrons' needs. Helping patrons with learning is a key service for libraries. We put emphasis on the learning material recommendation facility for assisting learning patrons and we put focus on material book's expertise level estimation for recommending the material(s) to be learned to the patrons in this paper. As the very first step toward this direction we propose two candidate measures for expertise level ranking, calculate the books expertise level ranking scores, compare them, and evaluate the potential usefulness of this approach. Even though the precision is not yet very high right now, we are expecting the measure can become more precise in the future research and thus becomes practically applicable to libraries. © 2012 IEEE. Source


Goda K.,Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences | Mine T.,Kyushu University
CSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education | Year: 2011

Learning activity plays important role in enhancing one's knowledge and skill. There are many ways to acquire and extract learning activities of students from their learning information; we focus on comments handwritten in their attendance sheets. It is easy for teachers to collect the sheets every class and for students to write their activities as comments. The sheets consequently provide time-series text data related to students; such the data are treasures because the comments and the questionnaire reflect their learning activities directly and indirectly. We propose a method called a PCN method for quantifying the comments into triple showing inferred learning activities student by student. Case studies illustrate the validity of the PCN method. Source


Murakami H.,Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences
International Journal of Global Warming | Year: 2012

This paper proposes a set of Advanced Sunlight Shield Equipment (ASSE) composed of a flat balloon with an attitude control function. Balloon's surface has a mirror function. When ASSE is deployed in the stratosphere, its surface reflects sunlight to space effectively. The gross area of many sets of ASSE amounts to about 2.6 × 106 square kilometre, and when they are deployed, the global average atmospheric temperature value decreases by about 0.7 degrees centigrade. A total cost of ASSE for the average atmospheric temperature decrease is roughly estimated, and it is 1 to 30 ×10 10 euro/year. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source


Minami T.,Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2013, IS 2013 | Year: 2013

The first aim of this paper is to make a modeling framework of the interest area of a library patron by utilizing library's circulation records. In other words, to profile a person with his/her interest field. Interest area profiling is not only interesting of itself but also useful for library when it chooses purchasing books, for professors when they give lectures, and for other people. The eventual goal of the study presented in this paper is to develop various data analysis methods that provide with useful tips in assisting people, including library patrons, as they learn. The second aim is to develop some useful analysis tools for such pedagogical purpose, especially for analyzing the library data and lecture data. In this paper we propose a concept of virtual faculty of a member of university, which is defined based on the interest area profile of a patron and a faculty. We also give a comparative study between patron and faculty. Even though the approach and analysis methods presented in this paper are in the primitive stage of the research toward this direction, they have a high potential and are expected to be developed to be matured and be practical in the future. © 2013 IADIS. Source


Minami T.,Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences | Minami T.,Kyushu University
Communications in Computer and Information Science | Year: 2011

Marketing is an essential tool for customer relation management of companies. Contrastingly, non-profit organizations like libraries have not been considered it very useful. However, due to the progress of the information society, our society becomes too complex to capture the patrons's needs for them in the way they have been using so far. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance and usefulness of marketing by presenting some analysis methods of circulation data of a university library and showing what can get about the patrons' behavior. The analysis methods presented in this paper are not only some statistical ones but also non-statistical ones, such as the one for analyzing patron's borrow-return behavior pattern; in other words patron profile. Even though library marketing is in its very early stage, it has a big potential for aiding library management. We have to accumulate the case studies and establish useful marketing methodologies. © 2011 Springer-Verlag. Source

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