Analysis of Multi-language Knowledge Communication Service in Intercultural Agricultural Support

  • Masayuki OtaniEmail author
  • Kaori Kita
  • Donghui Lin
  • Toru Ishida
Conference paper


This paper proposes the design process of knowledge communication with constructing the common knowledge and evaluates it by improving the knowledge communication between Japanese experts and Vietnamese children in agricultural support project in Vietnam as a case study. From the analysis of experiment in 2nd and 3rd seasons, we have revealed the following implications: (i) the proposed design process is able to improve the knowledge communication environments; and (ii) that communication in each community is important in knowledge communication to encourage users to accept new knowledge and experts to cooperate with other experts.


Multi-language knowledge communication Common knowledge YMC-Viet project Field experiment 



We would like to thanks NPO Pangaea for promoting YMC-Viet project and supporting us. This research is partly supported by Service Science, Solution and Foundation Integrated Research Program from JST RISTEX and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (24220002, 2012–2016) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Otani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kaori Kita
    • 1
  • Donghui Lin
    • 1
  • Toru Ishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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