U-Seek: Searching Educational Tools in the Web of Data

  • Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo
  • Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja
  • Juan Ignacio Asensio-Pérez
  • Iván M. Jorrín-Abellán
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7563)

Abstract

SEEK-AT-WD is an open Linked Data-based registry of educational tools that crawls the Web of Data to obtain tool metadata, thus significantly reducing the overall effort of data generation and maintenance. Since SEEK-AT-WD is an infrastructure, there is a need of end-user applications that can consume these data and provide additional value to the educational domain. In this regard, we present here U-Seek, an interactive searcher of educational tools that uses SEEK-AT-WD as the back end. U-Seek has been specially designed for educators, supporting the formulation of semantic searches by multiple criteria through a direct manipulation graphical user interface. Traditional keyword-based searches are also supported and can be combined with aforementioned semantic searches, thus resulting in enhanced flexibility and response accuracy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo
    • 1
  • Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja
    • 1
  • Juan Ignacio Asensio-Pérez
    • 1
  • Iván M. Jorrín-Abellán
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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