A Placement Web-Service for Lifelong Learners

Marco Kalz, Hendrik Drachsler, Wim Van der Vegt, Jan Van Bruggen, Christian Glahn, Rob Koper

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    This contribution introduces a placement web-service which has been developed in the context of the TENCompetence Integrated Project. The web-service uses Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) to calculate similarity between documents in learner portfolios and content in the current learning network of the learner. In the first part of the paper the placement problem in learning networks is introduced. Next we discuss the architecture of the current web-service prototype and describe our evaluation approach. Several limitations and future developments are discussed at the end of the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of I-KNOW '09: 9th international conference on knowledge management and knowledge technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of I-SEMANTICS '09: 5th international conference on semantic systems
    EditorsKlaus Tochtermann, Hermann Maurer
    Place of PublicationGraz
    PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universität Graz
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies - Messecongress Graz, Graz, Austria
    Duration: 2 Sept 20094 Sept 2009
    Conference number: 9


    ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies
    Abbreviated titleI-KNOW '09


    • Latent Semantic Analysis
    • lsa
    • web-service
    • placement
    • tencompetence


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