Mining the Web to Suggest Concepts during Concept Map Construction

Cañas, Alberto J. and Carvalho, Marco and Arguedas, Marco and Leake, David B. and Maguitman, Ana and Reichherzer, Thomas (2004) Mining the Web to Suggest Concepts during Concept Map Construction. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 135-142. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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The most challenging aspect of constructing a concept map is not coming up with the list of concepts to include, but linking the concepts into meaningful propositions to create a coherent structure that reflects the person’s understanding of a domain. We present an algorithm which, during the process of concept mapping, takes the partially constructed map as input to mine the Web, and presents to the user a list of suggested concepts that are relevant to the map under construction. We previously reported that testing an initial implementation of the algorithm with a set of users during a concept-mapping workshop seemed to support its viability. In this paper, we present the results of an experiment in which users rank the relevance of concepts suggested by the algorithm during a concept map construction session, using an implementation of the algorithm in the CmapTools software.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2012 08:27
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 18:26

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