Supporting knowledge Discovery in an eLearning Environment Having Social Components

  • Paola Monachesi
  • Thomas Markus
  • Vlad Posea
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu
  • Petya Osenova
  • Kiril Simov
Conference paper

Abstract

One of the goals of the “Language Technology for LifeLong Learning” project is the creation of an appropriate methodology to support both formal and informal learning. Services are being developed that are based on the interaction between a formal representation of (domain) knowledge in the form of an ontology created by experts and a social component which complements it, that is tags and social networks. It is expected that this combination will improve learner interaction, knowledge discovery as well as knowledge co-construction.

Keywords

Domain Ontology Query Expansion Informal Learning Formal Learning Semantic Search 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Monachesi
    • 1
  • Thomas Markus
    • 1
  • Vlad Posea
    • 2
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu
    • 2
  • Petya Osenova
    • 3
  • Kiril Simov
    • 3
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Politehnica University of BucharestBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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