A methodology for constructing and utilizing a knowledge base on energy issues

Research Project , Research Report 2004

Hideyuki HORII Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo
Yoshinori NAKAGAWA Research Associate, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo


In some political problems it is difficult for lay people to grasp the whole picture of the political disputes and decide the directions of their opinions. This paper proposes a method to support it by issue structurization. Based mainly on proceedings of committees, we extracted issues. After that we structurize them. By doing this we can know the appropriate process of thinking for determination of the directions of our opinions.


disputes, knowledge base, information visualization, nuclear fuel cycle