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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.

The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39583-8_44.