Development of Southern Research Recommendation System

  • Nawapon KewsuwunEmail author
  • Kanyarat Kwiecien
  • Chumchit Sae-Chan
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1178)


The research was to identify needs on design and development of a research recommendation system for southern province groups in Thailand. The system employs semantic search function, research system structure and scope of knowledge during January 2008 to December 2017. 3,873 entries had been gathered from ThaiLIS, TNRR, and Southern universities research database by employing textual analysis and knowledge organization focusing on Classification Approach and categorization which main topics are sorted and categorized. To develop ontology, it applies knowledge engineering concept and using Protégé Ontology Editor version 5.5 beta to process the data for the accurate system development according to user-centered design concept. The study findings were the developed system is able to support information exchange, information retrieval, and research search and to decrease research redundancy and unnecessary budgeting. Moreover, the system could possible enhance conducting more innovations, confirming experts in the area, showing research trends, and showing research results on related fields, strategies, and problems which leads to the Southern developments extensively. After the implementation, the users’ overall opinions and satisfaction was at a high level and information retrieval efficiency of system was at a good level with 0.70 accuracy, 0.78 recall, 0.88 precision, and 0.82 F-measure.


Southern research recommendation Southern Thailand Research for development Information and knowledge management Ontology 



With this research article the researcher would like to thank you the Office of Higher Education Commission on kindly provided research grant also thank you Prince of Songkla University and Khon Kaen University for support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nawapon Kewsuwun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kanyarat Kwiecien
    • 1
  • Chumchit Sae-Chan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand
  2. 2.Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesPrince of Songkla UniversityPattaniThailand

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