Using Summarization Technology for Supporting Problem-Based Learning

  • Yu-Lin JengEmail author
  • Yong-Ming Huang
  • Tien-Chi Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10108)


In this information explosion era, more and more users are experienced information overload issue. Text summarization technology provides short version of document for user to reduce information overload. In e-learning field, a lengthy learning materials may cause such issue so that learner cannot focus on the main concept of the course. In traditional problem-based learning (PBL) activity, panel discussion is the key process for learners to consolidate their knowledge and provide solutions of the problem. In order to accelerate the discussion process, this study proposes a summarization module for learners to obtain short version of learning materials. In this manner, learners can focus on the main learning concept in their discussion and practice the problem-solving skills.


Text summarization PBL e-learning Problem-solving 



The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China, Taiwan, for financially supporting this research under Contract No. MOST 104-2511-S-218-006-.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementSouthern Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Informatics and MultimediaChia Nan University of Pharmacy and ScienceTainanTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Information ManagementNational Taichung University of Science and TechnologyTaichungTaiwan

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