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Semantic annotation of multilingual learning objects based on a domain ontology

Knoth, Petr (2009). Semantic annotation of multilingual learning objects based on a domain ontology. In: Doctoral consortium Workshop at The Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2009), 29 Sep - 02 Oct 2009, Nice, France.

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One of the important tasks in the use of learning resources in e-learning is the necessity to annotate learning objects with appropriate metadata. However, annotating resources by hand is time consuming and difficult. Here we explore the problem of automatic extraction of metadata for description of learning resources. First, theoretical constraints for gathering certain types of metadata important for e-learning systems are discussed. Our approach to annotation is then outlined. This is based on a domain ontology, which allows us to annotate learning resources in a language independent way.We are motivated by the fact that the leading providers of learning content in various domains are often spread across countries speaking different languages. As a result, cross-language annotation can facilitate accessibility, sharing and reuse of learning resources.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Springer-Verlag
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 24744
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 11:03
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:36
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