Adaptation “in the Wild”: Ontology-Based Personalization of Open-Corpus Learning Material

  • Sergey Sosnovsky
  • I. -Han Hsiao
  • Peter Brusilovsky
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7563)


Teacher and students can use WWW as a limitless source of learning material for nearly any subject. Yet, such abundance of content comes with the problem of finding the right piece at the right time. Conventional adaptive educational systems cannot support personalized access to open-corpus learning material as they rely on manually constructed content models. This paper presents an approach to this problem that does not require intervention from a human expert. The approach has been implemented in an adaptive system that recommends students supplementary reading material and adaptively annotates it. The results of the evaluation experiment have demonstrated several significant effects of using the system on students’ learning.


Open-Corpus Personalization Adaptive Educational System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey Sosnovsky
    • 1
  • I. -Han Hsiao
    • 2
  • Peter Brusilovsky
    • 2
  1. 1.DFKICenter for e-Learning TechnologySaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.School of Information SciencesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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