Improving Authoring-by-Aggregation and Using Aggregation Context for Query Expansion

  • Marek Meyer
  • Christoph Rensing
  • Ralf Steinmetz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4753)


Authoring-by-Aggregation is an authoring paradigm for creating new Learning Resources by composing several smaller ones. However finding suitable Learning Resources that can be reused in a particular course is a time-consuming task. The user has to query a repository and review the resulting list of Learning Resources whether they are applicable. In this paper we present a new method for narrowing the result set by taking the aggregation context into account. Context features are used as additional query attributes, leading to more precise query results. This paper also presents an improved Authoring-by-Aggregation process and a corresponding implementation, which facilitates the creation of new Learning Resources.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Meyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christoph Rensing
    • 2
  • Ralf Steinmetz
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP AG, SAP Research CEC Darmstadt, Bleichstr. 8, 64283Germany
  2. 2.KOM Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt University of Technology, Merckstr. 25, 64832 DarmstadtGermany

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