Towards an Automatic Forum Summarization to Support Tutoring

  • Antonella Carbonaro
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


The process of summarizing information is becoming increasingly important in the light of recent advances in resource creation and distribution and the resulting influx of large numbers of information in everyday life. These advances are also challenging educational institutions to adopt the opportunities of distributed knowledge sharing and communication. Among the most recent trends, the availability of social communication networks, knowledge representation and of activate learning gives rise for a new landscape of learning as a networked, situated, contextual and life-long activities. In this scenario, new perspectives on learning and teaching processes must be developed and supported, relating learning models, content-based tools, social organization and knowledge sharing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Carbonaro
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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