Special Issue "CDEC: Cross-disciplinary Data Exchange and Collaboration"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Teruaki Hayashi
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: market of data; design of data; creativity; information retrieval; knowledge structuring
Prof. Dr. Yukio Ohsawa
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
Interests: chance discovery; market of data
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Dear Colleagues,

Due to recent social movement of big data and artificial intelligence, the importance of data and data mining has been increasing. In the background of these expectations, there are externalizations of interdisciplinary issues. Many papers about data mining have been published, and the processes of analyzing data have been shared widely. However, there are not many studies targeting the process of Cross-disciplinary Data Exchange and Collaboration (CDEC) using knowledge acquired through data mining. Because CDEC includes various activities of different stakeholders, it is difficult to evaluate the patterns or the processes quantitatively. CDEC includes the practical fields which analytically performs the topics using data, the challenging solutions against social issues, and cross-disciplinary data collaboration and its processes. CDEC targets, not only cleanly formatted single data, but also heterogeneous data that affect human behaviors, thoughts, and intentions in different domains. We also focus on the discussion to obtain tacit knowledge of data mining through analysis and synthesis. In addition to these research fields, the cognitive approach for observing the processes of knowledge discovery and data exchange is also included in our focus.

The 1st International Workshop on CDEC will be held in Singapore on 17 November 2018, in conjunction with IEEE-ICDM 2018. We believe that this Special Issue provides a chance of reaching even broader audiences to the authors of CDEC 2018, who are therefore invited to submit extended versions of their papers to the Special Issue "Cross-disciplinary Data Exchange and Collaboration" of the journal Information by MDPI. However, authors interested in extending their workshop papers must be aware that the final submitted manuscript must provide a minimum of 50% new content and not exceed 30% copy/paste from the proceedings paper. Each manuscript will be blind reviewed by MDPI academic editors.

Dr. Teruaki Hayashi
Prof. Yukio Ohsawa
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Standardization Procedure for Data Exchange
Information 2020, 11(6), 339; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11060339 - 25 Jun 2020
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Common specification of data promotes data exchange among many and unspecified individuals and organizations. However, standardization itself tends to discourage innovation that can create new uses of data. To overcome this dilemma of innovation and standardization, this paper analyzes and proposes hypotheses regarding [...] Read more.
Common specification of data promotes data exchange among many and unspecified individuals and organizations. However, standardization itself tends to discourage innovation that can create new uses of data. To overcome this dilemma of innovation and standardization, this paper analyzes and proposes hypotheses regarding the process through which the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has realized innovations such as web applications by updating the standard. I hypothesize the following changes in standardization process management at the W3C as key factors supporting innovation through standardization among stakeholders with conflicting interests: (1) defining the scope of the specifications to be developed according to functions instead of technical structures; (2) design of a development management policy based on feedback from implementations, referred to as an “implementation-oriented policy”; (3) inclusion of diversified stakeholders in open standardization processes that facilitate consensus formation and the diffusion of developed standards; and (4) adopting a royalty-free to encourage third-party developers to implement proposed specifications and advance update of proposals. This single case analysis leads to the development and diffusion of common technological data specifications, which are the driving factors for innovation utilizing big data generated by exchanging data of various origins. Full article
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How Will Sense of Values and Preference Change during Art Appreciation?
Information 2020, 11(6), 328; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11060328 - 18 Jun 2020
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We have conducted several experiments where various types of information offering strategies were performed. We obtained interesting phenomena from the results. The participants seemed to be able to gradually understand the artwork by offering information of the artwork. Of course, for an abstract [...] Read more.
We have conducted several experiments where various types of information offering strategies were performed. We obtained interesting phenomena from the results. The participants seemed to be able to gradually understand the artwork by offering information of the artwork. Of course, for an abstract art, the information of the artworks functions better understanding of artworks. Even for a representational painting, the quality and quantity of understanding was gradually changing. Thus, the information of art sometimes influences the art appreciation. In this paper, we will discuss how the value and preference of art will change according to offered information? In addition, we will discuss determining which factor (information) will change the viewers’ value and preference of art in the art appreciation. For that, we conducted two experiments, where information of the artwork was offered randomly (each person may obtain different information for the artswork). Additionally, for all the artworks, the information was offered in the same manner (all persons will obtain the same information for the artworks). The information involved title, painting materials, techniques, production year, name of artist, price, background, and theme of the artworks. Full article
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Forecasting Net Income Estimate and Stock Price Using Text Mining from Economic Reports
Information 2020, 11(6), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11060292 - 30 May 2020
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This paper proposes and analyzes a methodology of forecasting movements of the analysts’ net income estimates and those of stock prices. We achieve this by applying natural language processing and neural networks in the context of analyst reports. In the pre-experiment, we applied [...] Read more.
This paper proposes and analyzes a methodology of forecasting movements of the analysts’ net income estimates and those of stock prices. We achieve this by applying natural language processing and neural networks in the context of analyst reports. In the pre-experiment, we applied our method to extract opinion sentences from the analyst report while classifying the remaining parts as non-opinion sentences. Then, we performed two additional experiments. First, we employed our proposed method for forecasting the movements of analysts’ net income estimates by inputting the opinion and non-opinion sentences into separate neural networks. Besides the reports, we inputted the trend of the net income estimate to the networks. Second, we employed our proposed method for forecasting the movements of stock prices. Consequently, we found differences between security firms, which depend on whether analysts’ net income estimates tend to be forecasted by opinions or facts in the context of analyst reports. Furthermore, the trend of the net income estimate was found to be effective for the forecast as well as an analyst report. However, in experiments of forecasting movements of stock prices, the difference between opinion sentences and non-opinion sentences was not effective. Full article
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TEEDA: An Interactive Platform for Matching Data Providers and Users in the Data Marketplace
Information 2020, 11(4), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11040218 - 16 Apr 2020
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Improvements in Web platforms for data exchange and trading are creating more opportunities for users to obtain data from data providers of different domains. However, the current data exchange platforms are limited to unilateral information provision from data providers to users. In contrast, [...] Read more.
Improvements in Web platforms for data exchange and trading are creating more opportunities for users to obtain data from data providers of different domains. However, the current data exchange platforms are limited to unilateral information provision from data providers to users. In contrast, there are insufficient means for data providers to learn what kinds of data users desire and for what purposes. In this paper, we propose and discuss the description items for sharing users’ calls for data as data requests in the data marketplace. We also discuss structural differences in data requests and providable data using variables, as well as possibilities of data matching. In the study, we developed an interactive platform, named “treasuring every encounter of data affairs” (TEEDA), to facilitate matching and interactions between data providers and users. The basic features of TEEDA are described in this paper. From experiments, we found the same distributions of the frequency of variables but different distributions of the number of variables in each piece of data, which are important factors to consider in the discussion of data matching in the data marketplace. Full article
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