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Automatic Generation of the Domain Module from Electronic Textbooks: Method and Validation
Jan. 2014 (vol. 26 no. 1)
pp. 69-82
Mikel Larranaga, University of the Basque Country, Donostia
Angel Conde, University of the Basque Country, Donostia
Inaki Calvo, University of the Basque Country, Donostia
Jon A. Elorriaga, University of the Basque Country, Donostia
Ana Arruarte, University of the Basque Country, Donostia
Technology-supported learning systems have proved to be helpful in many learning situations. These systems require an appropriate representation of the knowledge to be learned, the Domain Module. The authoring of the Domain Module is cost and labor intensive, but its development cost might be lightened by profiting from semiautomatic Domain Module authoring techniques and promoting knowledge reuse. DOM-Sortze is a system that uses natural language processing techniques, heuristic reasoning, and ontologies for the semiautomatic construction of the Domain Module from electronic textbooks. To determine how it might help in the Domain Module authoring process, it has been tested with an electronic textbook, and the gathered knowledge has been compared with the Domain Module that instructional designers developed manually. This paper presents DOM-Sortze and describes the experiment carried out.
Index Terms:
Ontologies,Buildings,Educational institutions,Dictionaries,Data mining,ontology design,Knowledge acquisition,domain engineering
Citation:
Mikel Larranaga, Angel Conde, Inaki Calvo, Jon A. Elorriaga, Ana Arruarte, "Automatic Generation of the Domain Module from Electronic Textbooks: Method and Validation," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 69-82, Jan. 2014, doi:10.1109/TKDE.2013.36
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