Using Semantic Web Technologies for the Assessment of Open Questions

  • Dagoberto Castellanos-Nieves
  • Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez-Breis
  • Rafael Valencia-Garcia
  • Carlos Cruz
  • Maria Paz Prendes-Espinosa
  • Rodrigo Martinez-Bejar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5351)


The use of Semantic Web Technologies in E-learning has turned to be more and more significant in the last years. In this paper, an approach that makes use of semantic web technologies to support the assessment of open questions in e-learning courses is described. The knowledge of the course is represented by means of a domain ontology, which is used to generate semantic annotations for the assessment items and to extract knowledge from the students’ answers. This methodology has been applied in different courses and the results are also reported and discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dagoberto Castellanos-Nieves
    • 1
  • Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez-Breis
    • 1
  • Rafael Valencia-Garcia
    • 1
  • Carlos Cruz
    • 2
  • Maria Paz Prendes-Espinosa
    • 3
  • Rodrigo Martinez-Bejar
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Informatica y SistemasUniversidad de MurciaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias de la Computacion e IAUniversidad de GranadaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Didactica y Organizacion EscolarUniversidad de MurciaSpain
  4. 4.Departamento de Ingenieria de la Informacion y las ComunicacionesUniversidad de, MurciaSpain

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