ASSESS: Automatic Self Assessment

The Linked Open Data Cloud is a goldmine for educational applications: First, it contains knowledge of encyclopedic nature on a large number of real-world entities. Moreover, the data being structured ensures that the meaning of the data can be understood by both humans and machines. Finally, the openness of the data and the use of RDF as standard format facilitate the development of applications that can be ported across different domains with ease. However, RDF is still unknown to most members of the target audience of educational applications. Thus, Linked Data has commonly been used for the description or annotation of educational data. Yet, Linked Data has (to the best of our knowledge) never been used as direct source of educational material. With ASSESS, we demonstrate that we can use Linked Data as source for the automatic generation of educational material. By using innovative RDF verbalization and entity summarization technology, we bridge between natural language and RDF. We then use RDF data directly to generate quizzes which encompass questions of different types on user-defined domains of interest. By these means, we enable learners to generate self-assessment tests on domains of interest. Teachers are supported through the automatic generation and evaluation of tests. Our evaluation shows that ASSESS scales on very large knowledge bases such as DBpedia.

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The Linked Open Data Cloud is a goldmine for educational applications: First, it contains knowledge of encyclopedic nature on a large number of real-world entities. Moreover, the data being structured ensures that the meaning of the data can be understood by both humans and machines. Finally, the openness of the data and the use of RDF as standard format facilitate the development of applications that can be ported across different domains with ease. However, RDF is still unknown to most members of the target audience of educational applications. Thus, Linked Data has commonly been used for the description or annotation of educational data. Yet, Linked Data has (to the best of our knowledge) never been used as direct source of educational material. With ASSESS, we demonstrate that we can use Linked Data as source for the automatic generation of educational material. By using innovative RDF verbalization and entity summarization technology, we bridge between natural language and RDF. We then use RDF data directly to generate quizzes which encompass questions of different types on user-defined domains of interest. By these means, we enable learners to generate self-assessment tests on domains of interest. Teachers are supported through the automatic generation and evaluation of tests. Our evaluation shows that ASSESS scales on very large knowledge bases such as DBpedia.

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2018-12-13T09:25:34+01:00 by Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann

We are happy to announce SANSA 0.5 – the fifth release of the Scalable Semantic Analytics Stack. Read more about "SANSA 0.5 (Semantic Analytics Stack) Released"

AKSW at web.br in São Paulo ( 2018-10-22T09:37:49+02:00 by Natanael Arndt)

2018-10-22T09:37:49+02:00 by Natanael Arndt

From October 1st until 6th a delegation from AKSW Group, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK), eccenca GmbH, and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences went to São Paulo, Brazil to meet people from the Web Technologies … Continue reading → Read more about "AKSW at web.br in São Paulo"

AskNow 0.1 Released ( 2018-09-13T15:35:04+02:00 by Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann)

2018-09-13T15:35:04+02:00 by Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann

Dear all, we are very happy to announce AskNow 0.1 – the initial release of Question Answering Components and Tools over RDF Knowledge Graphs. Website: http://asknow.sda.tech/ Demo: http://asknowdemo.sda.tech GitHub: https://github. Read more about "AskNow 0.1 Released"

Jekyll RDF Tutorial Screencast ( 2018-08-07T11:11:12+02:00 by Natanael Arndt)

2018-08-07T11:11:12+02:00 by Natanael Arndt

Since 2016 we are developing Jekyll-RDF a plugin for the famous Jekyll–static website generator. Read more about "Jekyll RDF Tutorial Screencast"

DBpedia Day @ SEMANTiCS 2018 ( 2018-07-20T14:37:25+02:00 by Johannes Frey)

2018-07-20T14:37:25+02:00 by Johannes Frey

Don’t miss the 12th edition of the DBpedia Community Meeting in Vienna, the city with the highest quality of life in the world. Read more about "DBpedia Day @ SEMANTiCS 2018"