Proposal of the kawaii search system based on the first sight of impression

Kyoko Hashiguchi, Katsuhiko Ogawa

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Abstract

We propose a blog search engine called "Kawaii Search" (where Kawaii means pretty) to search blogs based on the impression of their text on a printing surface, considering factors such as the format and layout of text and density of words. Particularly in Japan, blogs reveal the personality characteristics of users depending on how they place their text. For example, some writers leave more space between lines or use hieroglyphics and "Gal words[1]," which consist of slang or abbreviations. Further, words can be categorized using four types of characters: kanji, hiragana, katakana, and alphabet. Each results in a different impression that reveals a writer's personality. Given this approach, blog readers can not only read blog, but also interpret each writer's personality. By focusing on impression differences, we propose a new search algorithm specialized for Japanese blogs. To show that these differences can act as the base of our search algorithm, we conducted an experiment that successfully verified the algorithm applied to the following three blog patterns: "kawaii" (pretty or lovely), "majime" (seriousness or industrious), and "futsu" (normal). The results show that in terms of the accuracy of the algorithm, our study categorized "kawaii" well; however, "majime" and "futsu" did not show good results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationInteracting with Information - Symposium on Human Interface 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 19
EventHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Interacting with Information - Symposium on Human Interface 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 92011 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6772 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Interacting with Information - Symposium on Human Interface 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/7/911/7/14

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Keywords

  • Blog search engine
  • Impression
  • Japanese blogosphere
  • information retrieval
  • text formatting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hashiguchi, K., & Ogawa, K. (2011). Proposal of the kawaii search system based on the first sight of impression. In Human Interface and the Management of Information: Interacting with Information - Symposium on Human Interface 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 21-30). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6772 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21669-5_3