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In recent years, there have been many interests in opinion resources such as online news, blogs, and forums. With this tendency, many opinion-related applications are proposed to quench an opinion-seeking desire of users. However, selecting publicly interesting opinions is important to improve the effectiveness of such opinion applications, by focusing more(More)
In 2001, the Texas State Senate passed Senate Bill 5 to reduce ozone levels by encouraging the reduction of emissions of NOx that were not regulated by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. These include point sources (power plants), area sources (such as residential emissions), road mobile sources, and non-road mobile sources. For the(More)
Identifying an opinion target, a primary object of the opinion expression (e.g., the real-world object, event, and abstract entity), is helpful for extracting target-related opinions and detecting user interests. This paper presents a novel framework for target-based opinion analysis, which extracts opinionated sentences and identifies their opinion targets(More)
Tables are ubiquitous in digital libraries and on the Web, utilized to satisfy various types of data delivery and document formatting goals. For example, tables are widely used to present experimental results or statistical data in a condensed fashion in scientific documents. Identifying and organizing tables of different types is an absolutely necessary(More)
In this study, we propose a method to validate knowledge candidates using the Web to minimize the false positive rate in a knowledge base (KB). Our approach assesses the objectivity and corrobora-tiveness of a triple, which is the basic form of knowledge, using diverse Web resources. Compared to the state-of-the-art baseline of the Defacto framework, our(More)
Computerized presentation slides have become essential for effective business meetings, classroom discussions, and even general events and occasions. With the exploding number of online resources and materials, locating the slides of high quality is a daunting challenge. In this study, we present a new, comprehensive framework of information quality(More)
Current movie title retrieval models, such as IMDB, mainly focus on utilizing structured or semi-structured data. However, user queries for searching a movie title are often based on the movie plot, rather than its metadata. As a solution to this problem, our movie title retrieval model proposes a new way of elaborately utilizing associative relations(More)
Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based simulation models have been used to automate lengthy building energy modeling processes and it enable fast acquisition of results. Recent improvements of simulation programs have continued to the increase in the use of energy simulation in sustainability studies at the earlier design stage. However, it is often(More)
A new framework combining proactive search with mobile hypertext lets mobile phone users avoid text entry and tailors search results to suit the context. Given the increased volume and diversity of the information available on and through mobile phones, the capability to search for information on mobile phones will rapidly become significant. Used at any(More)
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