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An Approach to Discovery and Re-ranking of Educational content from the World Wide Web using Latent Dirichlet Allocation

Published on None 2011 by Jagadish V, Hariharan G, Geetha T V
Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications
Foundation of Computer Science USA
AIT - Number 4
None 2011
Authors: Jagadish V, Hariharan G, Geetha T V
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Jagadish V, Hariharan G, Geetha T V . An Approach to Discovery and Re-ranking of Educational content from the World Wide Web using Latent Dirichlet Allocation. Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications. AIT, 4 (None 2011), 14-20.

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author = { Jagadish V, Hariharan G, Geetha T V },
title = { An Approach to Discovery and Re-ranking of Educational content from the World Wide Web using Latent Dirichlet Allocation },
journal = { Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications },
issue_date = { None 2011 },
volume = { AIT },
number = { 4 },
month = { None },
year = { 2011 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 14-20 },
numpages = 7,
url = { /specialissues/ait/number4/2844-225/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%A Jagadish V
%A Hariharan G
%A Geetha T V
%T An Approach to Discovery and Re-ranking of Educational content from the World Wide Web using Latent Dirichlet Allocation
%J Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications
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%I International Journal of Computer Applications
Abstract

With tremendous increase in the amount of digital data available educators are forced to author content for learning and teaching for use in their classes. With that there has emerged a need to facilitate automatic discovery of learning resources from the World Wide Web. In this work, we present a novel approach for discovering content from the web for e-learning. We argue that for an e-learning scenario, retrieval of the redundant content from the web is a serious problem to be addressed as it does not satisfy the requirements of a typical learner. Furthermore, the content retrieved should cover all topics as in his syllabus. Sense-disambiguation should be performed during information retrieval from the web so that it corresponds to the learner’s actual domain of interest. This work presents a domain ontology based re-querying approach for query expansion to discover content from open corpus sources. We use the Latent Dirichlet Allocation Model for unsupervised classification of document segments to aid students and educators. Having identified the topics at the granularity of document segments in an unsupervised fashion, we state that internal topic transitions in a resource retrieved from the web can be exploited for providing relevant and personalized content. In addition to this, we propose a re-ranking scheme for ordering results from search engines to maximize topic coverage and minimize redundancy among retrieved results. We also evaluate the effectiveness of our proposed method for information retrieval and show that our work results in greater coverage of topics from the web without redundancy.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Latent Dirichlet Allocation Re-ranking Topic coverage Reudundancy Topic coverage Reudundancy