Advertisement

Towards an Automatic Forum Summarization to Support Tutoring

  • Antonella Carbonaro
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

The process of summarizing information is becoming increasingly important in the light of recent advances in resource creation and distribution and the resulting influx of large numbers of information in everyday life. These advances are also challenging educational institutions to adopt the opportunities of distributed knowledge sharing and communication. Among the most recent trends, the availability of social communication networks, knowledge representation and of activate learning gives rise for a new landscape of learning as a networked, situated, contextual and life-long activities. In this scenario, new perspectives on learning and teaching processes must be developed and supported, relating learning models, content-based tools, social organization and knowledge sharing.

Keywords

Hunt 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Zhou, L., Hovy, E.: On the summarization of dynamically introduced information: Online discussions and blogs. In: AAAI Spring Symposium on Computational Approaches to Analysing Weblogs (2006)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kolbitsch, J., Maurer, H.: The Transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information we Consume. Journal of Universal Computer Science 12(2), 187–213 (2006)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bighini, C., Carbonaro, A.: InLinx: Intelligent Agents for Personalized Classification, Sharing and Recommendation. International Journal of Computational Intelligence. International Computational Intelligence Society 2(1) (2004)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Wagner, E.D.: In support of a functional definition of interaction. American Journal of Distance Education 8(2), 6–26 (1994)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Gunawardena, C.N., Zittle, F.J.: Social presence as a predictor of satisfaction within a computer mediated conferencing environment. American Journal of Distance Education 11(3), 8–26 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Rovai, A.P., Barnum, K.T.: Online course effectiveness: An analysis of student interactions and perceptions of learning. Journal of Distance Education 18, 57–73 (2003)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Zirkin, B., Sumler, D.: Interactive or non-interactive? That is the question! An annotated bibliography. Journal of Distance Education 10(1), 95–112 (1995)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    McKeown, K., Barzilay, R., Evans, D., Hatzivassiloglou, V., Kan, M., Schiffman, B., Teufel, S.: Columbia Multi- Document Summarization: Approach and Evaluation. In: Workshop on Text Summarization (2001)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Brunn, M., Chali, Y., Pinchak, C.: Text Summarization Using Lexical Chains. In: Work. on Text Summarization (2001)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Aho, A., Chang, S., McKeown, K., Radev, D., Smith, J., Zaman, K.: Columbia Digital News Project: An Environment for Briefing and Search over Multimedia. Information J. Int. J. on Digital Libraries 1(4), 377–385 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Barzilay, R., McKeown, K., Elhadad, M.: Information fusion in the context of multi-document summarization. In: Proc. of ACL 1999 (1999)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Yong Rui, Y., Gupta, A., Acero, A.: Automatically extracting highlights for TV Baseball programs. ACM Multimedia, 105–115 (2000)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Shahar, Y., Cheng, C.: Knowledge-based Visualization of Time Oriented Clinical Data. In: Proc. AMIA Annual Fall Symp., pp. 155–159 (1998)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Rahman, A., Alam, H., Hartono, R., Ariyoshi, K.: Automatic Summarization of Web Content to Smaller Display Devices. In: 6th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDA01, pp. 1064–1068 (2001)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    NIST web site on summarization: http://wwwnlpirnist.gov/projects/duc/pubs.html, Columbia University Summarization Resources, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hjing/summarization.html and Okumura-Lab Resources, http://capella.kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index_e.html
  16. 16.
    Fellbaum, C. (ed.): WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database. MIT Press, Cambridge (1998)zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Carbonaro, A.: Defining Personalized Learning Views of Relevant Learning Objects in a Collaborative Bookmark Management System. In: Ma, Z. (ed.) Web-based Intelligent ELearning Systems: Technologies and Applications, pp. 139–155. Information Science Publishing, Hershey (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Bighini, C., Carbonaro, A., Casadei, G.: Inlinx for document classification, sharing and recommendation. In: Devedzic, V., Spector, J.M., Sampson, D.G., Kinshuk (eds.) Proc. of the 3rd Int’l. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies, pp. 91–95. IEEE CS, Los Alamitos (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Andronico, A., Carbonaro, A., Colazzo, L., Molinari, A., Ronchetti, M.: Designing Models and Services for Learning Management Systems in Mobile Settings. In: Crestani, F., Dunlop, M.D., Mizzaro, S. (eds.) Mobile HCI International Workshop 2003. LNCS, vol. 2954, pp. 90–106. Springer, Heidelberg (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Carbonaro, A., Ferrini, R.: Considering semantic abilities to improve a Web-Based Distance Learning System. In: ACM International Workshop on Combining Intelligent and Adaptive Hypermedia Methods/Techniques in Web-based Education Systems (2005)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Carbonaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Personalised recommendations