Automatic Extraction of Prerequisites Among Learning Objects Using Wikipedia-Based Content Analysis

Carlo De Medio, Fabio Gasparetti, Carla Limongelli, Filippo Sciarrone, Marco Temperini

Identifying the pre-requisite relationships among learning objects is a crucial step for faculty and instructional designers when they try to adapt them for delivery in their general education distance courses. We propose a general-purpose content-based approach for facilitating this step by means of semantic analysis techniques: the learning objects are associated to WikiPedia pages (topics), and their dependency is obtained using the classification of those topics supported by Wikipedia Miner.

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