Language Technologies for Lifelong Learning


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Commission of the European Communities

Duration March 1, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2011

http://www.ltfll-project.org
  • Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
  • Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)

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  • Hoisl, Bernhard (Former researcher)
  • Hornik, Kurt (Details) Project Head
  • Koblischke, Robert (Former researcher)
  • Neumann, Gustaf (Details) Project Head
  • Wild, Fridolin (Former researcher)
 

Abstract (German)

The LTfLL project will create next-generation support and advice services to enhance individual and collaborative building of competences and knowledge creation in educational
and organizational settings. The project makes extensive use of language technologies and cognitive models in the services.

The research activities are enveloped by activities that ensure common ground in use cases and pedagogically sound scenarios that steer the design and development of the
services and guide the validation; a technical infrastructure for the creation and integration of the services and a validation structure that ensures rigorous evaluation in realistic settings, with several languages supported.

The research in the project is organized in 3 themes, each leading to particular types of services and infrastructures:
In theme 1 services are developed to establish the current position of the learner in a domain. Services will offer semi-automatic analysis and comparison of learner portfolios
to the domain knowledge and continuous modeling and measurement of conceptual development.
In theme 2 support and feedback services are developed based on analysis of the interactions of students - using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) and textual output of students - using Latent Semantic Analysis with contributions from NLP.
In theme 3 a knowledge sharing infrastructure is construed that allows comparison and sharing of private knowledge to give rise to new common knowledge and social learning.
Ontologies for formal domain representation are combined with social tagging.
The services are expected to result in improved appreciation of learner requirements, leading to better recommendations on study plans and resources. Progress monitoring based on learning activities, rather than on formal assessments, will improve recommendations for further competence building and improved co-construction of knowledge in social and informal learning.


Abstract (English)

The LTfLL project will create next-generation support and advice services to enhance individual and collaborative building of competences and knowledge creation in educational
and organizational settings. The project makes extensive use of language technologies and cognitive models in the services.

The research activities are enveloped by activities that ensure common ground in use cases and pedagogically sound scenarios that steer the design and development of the
services and guide the validation; a technical infrastructure for the creation and integration of the services and a validation structure that ensures rigorous evaluation in realistic settings, with several languages supported.

The research in the project is organized in 3 themes, each leading to particular types of services and infrastructures:
In theme 1 services are developed to establish the current position of the learner in a domain. Services will offer semi-automatic analysis and comparison of learner portfolios
to the domain knowledge and continuous modeling and measurement of conceptual development.
In theme 2 support and feedback services are developed based on analysis of the interactions of students - using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) and textual output of students - using Latent Semantic Analysis with contributions from NLP.
In theme 3 a knowledge sharing infrastructure is construed that allows comparison and sharing of private knowledge to give rise to new common knowledge and social learning.
Ontologies for formal domain representation are combined with social tagging.
The services are expected to result in improved appreciation of learner requirements, leading to better recommendations on study plans and resources. Progress monitoring based on learning activities, rather than on formal assessments, will improve recommendations for further competence building and improved co-construction of knowledge in social and informal learning.

Partners

Publications

Contribution to conference proceedings

2011 Hoisl, Bernhard. 2011. A Mash-up Architecture for Learning Environments and Knowledge Management Systems. In Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM), Hrsg. R. Maier, 33-37. Bonn: Ges. f. Informatik. (Details)
  Wild, Fridolin, Ullmann, Thomas, Scott, Peter, Rebedea, Traian, Hoisl, Bernhard. 2011. Applicability of the Technology Acceptance Model for Widget-based Personal Learning Environments. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Exploring the Fitness and Evolvability of Personal Learning Environments (EFEPLE), Hrsg. E. L.-C. Law, F. Mödritscher, M. Wolpers, and D. Gillet, 39-48. La Clusaz, France: CEUR Workshop Proceedings. (Details)
2010 Hoisl, Bernhard, Drachsler, Hendrik, Waglechner, Christoph. 2010. User-tailored Inter-Widget Communication - Extending the Shared Data Interface for the Apache Wookie Engine. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL), Hrsg. N.N., 1123-1131. Kassel: Kassel University Press. (Details)
2009 Wild, Fridolin, Hoisl, Bernhard, Burek, Gaston. 2009. Positioning for Conceptual Development using Latent Semantic Analysis. In Proceedings of the EACL Workshop on GEMS: Geometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics, Hrsg. R. Basili and M. Pennacchiotti, 41-48. Athens: Association for Computational Linguistics. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2011 Hoisl, Bernhard. 2011. A Mash-up Architecture for Learning Environments and Knowledge Management Systems. 3rd Workshop on the Convergence of Knowledge Management and E-Learning (CKME) at the 6th Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM), Innsbruck, Österreich, 21.02-23.02.. (Details)
2010 Greller, Wolfgang, Hoisl, Bernhard, Rajagopal, Kamakshi. 2010. Hands-on Workshop: Language Technologies Mash-ups. JTEL Winter School on Advanced Learning Technologies, Innsbruck, Österreich, 01.02.-05.02.. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2010 Burek, Gaston, Armitt, Gillian, Gerdemann, Dale, Hoisl, Bernhard, Koblischke, Robert, Mauerhofer, Christoph, Osenova, Petya, Simov, Kiril. 2010. A Language Usage-based Service for Providing Formative Feedback and Learner Positioning. 17th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C), Nottingham, Großbritannien, 07.09.-09.09. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2011 Burek, Gaston, Gerdemann, Dale, Trausan-Matu, Stefan, Rebedea, Traian, Loiseau, Mathieu, Dessus, Philippe, Lemaire, Benoit, Wild, Fridolin, Haley, Debra, Anastasiou, Lucas, Hoisl, Bernhard, Markus, Thomas, Westerhout, Eline, Monachesi, Paola. 2011. D2.5 LTfLL Roadmap. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
  Armitt, Gillian, Stoyanov, Slavi, Hensgens, Jan, Smithies, Alisdair, Braidman, Isobel, Mauerhofer, Christoph, Osenova, Petya, Simov, Kiril, Berlanga, Adriana, van Bruggen, Jan, Greller, Wolfgang, Rebedea, Traian, Posea, Vlad, Trausan-Matu, Stefan, Dupre, Damien, Salem, Hussein, Dessus, Philippe, Loiseau, Mathieu, Westerhout, Eline, Monachesi, Paola, Koblischke, Robert, Hoisl, Bernhard, Haley, Debra, Wild, Fridolin. 2011. D7.4 Validation 4. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
2010 Hoisl, Bernhard, Haley, Debra, Wild, Fridolin, Anastasiou, Lucas, Buelow, Katja, Koblischke, Robert, Burek, Gaston, Loiseau, Mathieu, Markus, Thomas, Rebedea, Traian, Drachsler, Hendrik, Kometter, Helmut, Westerhout, Eline, Posea, Vlad. 2010. Building a Personal Learning Environment with Language-Technology-based Widgets: Services v2 - Integrated Thread. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
  Burek, Gaston, Gerdemann, Dale, Hoisl, Bernhard, Koblischke, Robert, Braidman, Isobel, Smithies, Alisdair, Haley, Debra, Wild, Fridolin, Osenova, Petya, Simov, Kiril, Berlanga, Adriana, Mauerhofer, Christoph. 2010. D4.2 Positioning Service Version 1. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
  Armitt, Gillian, Stoyanov, Slavi, Hensgens, Jan, Smithies, Alisdair, Braidman, Isobel, van Bruggen, Jan, Berlanga, Adriana, Greller, Wolfgang, Wild, Fridolin, Haley, Debra, Hoisl, Bernhard, Koblischke, Robert, Trausan-Matu, Stefan, Posea, Vlad, Rebedea, Traian, Mandin, Sonia, Dessus, Philippe, Simov, Kiril, Osenova, Petya, Westerhout, Eline, Monachesi, Paola, Mauerhofer, Christoph. 2010. D7.3 Validation 3. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
2009 Dietl, Reinhard, Wild, Fridolin, Hoisl, Bernhard, Koblischke, Robert, Richter, Berit, Monachesi, Paola, Simov, Kiril, Rebedea, Traian, Mandin, Sonia, Zampa, Virginie. 2009. D2.2 Existing Services - Integrated. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
  Armitt, Gillian, Stoyanov, Slavi, Braidman, Isobel, Regan, Maria, Smithies, Alisdair, Dornan, Tim, Rusman, Ellen, van Bruggen, Jan, Berlanga, Adriana, van Rosmalen, Peter, Hensgens, Jan, Wild, Fridolin, Hoisl, Bernhard, Trausan-Matu, Stefan, Posea, Vlad, Rebedea, Traian, Dessus, Philippe, Mandin, Sonia, Zampa, Virginie, Simov, Kiril, Osenova, Petya, Monachesi, Paola, Mossel, Eelco, Markus, Thomas, Mauerhofer, Christoph. 2009. D7.2 Validation 2. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
2008 Dietl, Reinhard, Hoisl, Bernhard, Wild, Fridolin, Richter, Berit, Essl, Markus, Doppler, Gerhard. 2008. D2.1 Services Approach & Overview General Tools and Resources. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
  Burek, Gaston, Berlanga, Adriana, Kalz, Marco, Braidman, Isobel, Smithies, Alisdair, Wild, Fridolin, Osenova, Petya, Simov, Kiril, Hoisl, Bernhard, Lemnitzer, Lothar, Stoyanov, Slavi, van Rosmalen, Peter, Hensgens, Jan, Regan, Maria, van Bruggen, Jan, Armitt, Gillian. 2008. D4.1 Positioning Design. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)
  Armitt, Gillian, Braidman, Isobel, Dornan, Tim, Hensgens, Jan, Spoelstra, Howard, Burek, Gaston, Trausan-Matu, Stefan, Posea, Vlad, Dessus, Philippe, Monachesi, Paola, Mossel, Eelco, Wild, Fridolin, Hoisl, Bernhard. 2008. D7.1 Validation Design. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. (Details)

Magazine/newspaper article

2010 Hoisl, Bernhard, Neumann, Gustaf. 2010. Natürliche Sprachverarbeitung zur Unterstützung lebenslangen Lernens. Forschungsnewsletter der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 29.09. (Details)

Classification

  • 1108 Informatics (Details)
  • 1127 Information science (Details)
  • 5838 E-learning, telelearning (Details)
  • 6633 Computational linguistics (Details)