An adaptive learning system using plug and play ontologies

Sudath Heiyanthuduwage, R. Schwitter, M.A. Orgun

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The terminology used by a particular educational institution is usually specific to that institution. Therefore, it is not possible to directly deploy a learning system that has been developed for one institution at another institution. Semantic interoperability among learning systems has been proposed as a solution to overcome terminological and structural differences. However, semantic interoperability is difficult to achieve in an educational environment since it requires a common ontology that is based on a shared understanding of the learning domain. To circumvent this problem, we introduce an adaptive learning system that relies on a domain-specific ontology that can be plugged into the learning system. In order to demonstrate the plug and play architecture of our system and its reasoning services, we compare two instances of the learning system we have created: one for Macquarie University and one for Charles Sturt University. We show how user queries can be answered over the domain-specific ontology at each institution using a description logic reasoner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTALE 2013
Subtitle of host publication2nd Proceedings
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467363556
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering - Kuta, Indonesia, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering

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