Aplying a Semantic Hypermedia Model to Adaptive Concept Maps in Education

  • Fernando Molina-Ortiz
  • Nuria Medina-Medina
  • Lina García-Cabrera
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4739)


We present a model and a tool that allow the development of concept maps that can be navigated by the student, thereby allowing plenty of course contents to be browsed through a concept map. The tool applies several user adaptation techniques that reduce disorientation and cognitive overhead when browsing large maps by adapting the concept maps to the student’s knowledge. In addition, an evolutionary framework is used so consistency after changes is always guaranteed. The paper also describes a preliminary application to a real case at a University course.


Semantic Label Knowledge Rule Memorization Subsystem User Adaptation Root Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Molina-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Nuria Medina-Medina
    • 1
  • Lina García-Cabrera
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Granada. E.T.S.I.I.T. 18071, GranadaSpain
  2. 2.University of Jaén. Campus Las Lagunillas. 23071, JaénSpain

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