INTEGRATING SEMANTIC WEB REASONING INTO LEARNING OBJECT METADATA

Shang-Juh Kao, I-Ching Hsu

Abstract

One of important functions of Learning Object Metadata (LOM) is to associate XML-based metadata with learning objects. The inherent problem of LOM is that it’s XML specified, which emphasizes syntax and format rather than semantic and knowledge representation. Hence, it lacks the semantic metadata to provide reasoning and inference functions. These functions are necessary for the computer-interpretable descriptions that are critical in the reusability and interoperability of the distributed learning objects. This paper aims at addressing this shortage, and proposes a multi-layered semantic framework to allow the reasoning and inference capabilities to be added to the conventional LOM. To illustrate how this framework work, we developed a Semantic-based Learning Objects Annotations Repository (SLOAR) that offers three different approaches to locate relevant learning objects for an e-learning application - LOM-based metadata, ontology-based reasoning, and rule-based inference.

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Kao S. and Hsu I. (2006). INTEGRATING SEMANTIC WEB REASONING INTO LEARNING OBJECT METADATA . In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-44-3, pages 181-184. DOI: 10.5220/0002445101810184


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@conference{iceis06,
author={Shang-Juh Kao and I-Ching Hsu},
title={INTEGRATING SEMANTIC WEB REASONING INTO LEARNING OBJECT METADATA},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2006},
pages={181-184},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002445101810184},
isbn={978-972-8865-44-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - INTEGRATING SEMANTIC WEB REASONING INTO LEARNING OBJECT METADATA
SN - 978-972-8865-44-3
AU - Kao S.
AU - Hsu I.
PY - 2006
SP - 181
EP - 184
DO - 10.5220/0002445101810184