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Flexible querying of lifelong learner metadata

Poulovassilis, Alexandra and Selmer, Petra and Wood, Peter T. (2011) Flexible querying of lifelong learner metadata. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 5 (2), pp. 117-129. ISSN 1939-1382.

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We propose combining query approximation and query relaxation techniques in order to support flexible querying of heterogeneous data arising from lifelong learners' educational and work experiences. A key aim of such querying facilities is to allow learners to identify possible choices for their future learning and professional development from what others have done. With our approach, query results can be computed incrementally, in polynomial time, and returned in order of increasing "distance" from the user's original query.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Database semantics, Education, Ontologies, Query design and implementation languages, Query languages, Social networking, lifelong learning, semantic web
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 12:11
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:58

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