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Kyocera Communication Systems Corporation Kuki City Library in Saitama Prefecture begins demonstration experiment of generative AI book collection search system

Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd.
Kuki City Library in Saitama Prefecture begins demonstration experiment of generative AI book collection search system
~Aiming to promote interest in reading through library search and book recommendation functions using AI~
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Kuki City Library (Location: Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture,
hereinafter referred to as Kuki City Library), Library Distribution Center Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President and Representative Director Fumiko Taniichi, hereinafter referred to as TRC), Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, President Yoshihito Kurose, and hereafter KCCS) will begin a demonstration experiment of a book collection search system that utilizes generative AI technology in late May.
Aiming to make the library more convenient and comfortable for users, Kuki City Library has introduced the public library system “ELCIELO” provided by KCCS, and will begin using it from May 2024. Kuki City Library and TRC, the library’s designated manager, hope to use AI to further improve user convenience and encourage interest in reading among a wide range of generations, from children to seniors. Since KCCS provides library services that utilize cutting-edge technologies such as AI, the three parties decided to conduct this demonstration experiment.

At public libraries, when searching for books, users often complain that they are unable to find the book they are looking for due to a misunderstanding, or that they are unable to search using appropriate keywords, and they rely heavily on the specialized knowledge of library staff. There is a current situation.
In response to this current situation, this experiment will advance the following efforts to improve convenience for users and reduce the workload of library staff by providing book search support using AI technology.
■Proof experiment content
The public library system “ELCIELO” will be linked with a generated AI collection search system that implements the following functions, and will be used by library users and staff.
1. “Reading Support AI (tentative)” function that uses AI to support book searches
・Suggests similar book titles when searching for book titles that are misremembered or vaguely remembered.
・By consulting (searching) the reading support AI (tentative name) on the search system for the books and questions users want to find, it will suggest appropriate ways to search for books and related books.
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/9956/169/resize/d9956-169-eb99e1b95f88ff7d1a30-0.jpg&s3=9956-169-bc591042ba16b6c37e93412d5f43f58b-1447×801.jpg] Image of usage of “Reading Support AI (tentative)”
2. “Recommendation” function personalized for each user
・Book recommendation based on user’s reading tendency (*1)
■Role
・Kuki City Library, TRC: Gathering user opinions and providing feedback ・KCCS: Provision of AI technology and generated AI library search system ■Demonstration experiment period
Late May 2024 to March 2025
We plan to first use it for library staff, then improve its
functionality, and then conduct experiments for library users around the summer of 2024.
Through this experiment, the three parties will work to improve the convenience of the book search system, create encounters with new books, and promote interest in reading among people of a wide range of generations.
■About the library system “ELCIELO”
URL: https://www.kccs.co.jp/ict/service/elcielo/
*1 Utilization of reading trends will be carried out after obtaining prior consent from the user.
*Product specifications and service content are subject to change without notice.
*Product names, service names, and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
[Customer inquiries]
Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd.
KCCS Customer Support Center
URL: https://www.kccs.co.jp/contact/ja/ict/?category=education&service=elcielo More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000169.000009956.html



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