Knowledge-Based Systems: A Tool for Distance Education

  • Pedro Salcedo L.
  • M. Angélica Pinninghoff J.
  • Ricardo Contreras A.
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5601)


This work describes how, starting from the PhD thesis A Knowledge-Based System for Distance Education, under the supervision of Professor José Mira Mira, different ideas have evolved opening new research directions. This thesis has emphasized the usefulness of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in developing systems to support distance education. In particular, the work concerning the modelling of tasks and methods at knowledge level, and in the use of hybrid procedures (symbolic and connectionist) to solve those tasks that recurrently appear when designing systems to support teaching-learning processes.


Prediction Academic Performance Neural Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Salcedo L.
    • 1
  • M. Angélica Pinninghoff J.
    • 2
  • Ricardo Contreras A.
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationChile
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of ConcepciónChile

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