EduWeb

Educational Web 2.0

Motivation

In the EduWeb project, we seek to implement our vision of technology enhanced education of the 21st century. A vast amount of content is produced by many people every day, but despite their interconnection through the World Wide Web, their efforts are often isolated from each other.

Goals

  • use Natural Language Processing (NLP) for analyzing collaboratively constructed documents on the web to use it for educational purposes
  • build tools that assist creators of educational content in coordinating their efforts and in sharing their materials with the community
  • explore new algorithms in NLP which bear great potential to simplify tedious, recurring task, like the creation of questions, exercises and tests

Methods

  • leveraging semantic knowledge from Web 2.0 resources, i.e. Wikipedia and Wiktionary, which have already shown great potential of providing high quality background knowledge in ENLP applications
  • developing new approaches in Question Generation to enrich test authoring tools
  • creating new algorithms for the discovery and classification of educational documents in heterogeneous web-based resources
  • building easily accessible, teacher-centered tools for collaboratively creating educational materials

Tutorials

Educational Natural Language Processing

Iryna Gurevych, Delphine Bernhard and Aljoscha Burchardt

Notes for ENLP tutorial held at AIED 2009 in Brighton, July 2009.

Coling 2008: Educational Natural Language Processing – Tutorial notes

Iryna Gurevych and Delphine Bernhard

In: Coling 2008 Organizing Committee, August 2008

Partners

People

  • Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Judith Eckle-Kohler, Senior Researcher
  • Dr. Torsten Zesch, Senior Researcher
  • Dr. Christian M. Meyer, Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Silvana Hartmann, Doctoral Researcher
  • Tristan Miller, Doctoral Researcher