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    • Creating reusable presentations on the web http://chameleon.uwc.ac.za Web 2.0 interface Ontologies Rebuild process The Web 2.0 (yellow) team
    • Overview Malu Roldan San Jose State University
    • The groups
      • San Jose State University
        • Malu Roldan: coordination & project management ( [email_address] )
      • Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS) and State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
        • André Santanchè, Claudia Bauzer Medeiros, and Thomas de Araújo Buck
        • focus on AI components and conversion to SVG and presentation reconstruction
    • The groups
      • University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
        • J. Fernando Vega-Riveros
        • AI and ontologies
      • University of the Western Cape
        • Derek Keats & Tohir Solomons
        • Building the Web 2.0 interface, upload and conversion, tagging, etc.
    • AJAX-driven Web Interface for rebuilding presentations Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS) and State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Reusability
    • AJAX-driven Web Interface
      • Work still in progress
      • Users can:
        • choose slides using drag-and-drop approach
        • resize slides to see details
          • SVG maintain vector details
      • See attached animation
    • The task
      • Uploading and (optional) tagging of presentations at the level of the file
        • Tags at file level
        • Optional tags to indicate image (image_tags)
        • Tag clouds
    • The task
      • Social network interface similar to that provided by Scribd.com, Youtube, and Flickr
        • Viewer
        • Most popular presentations
        • Most recent presentations
        • Categories?
    • The task
      • Metadata input (human input) – Dublin Core, Creative Commons
      • RDF in page
      • Parse PowerPoint files to OpenOffice and convert to Flash for online preview
      • Search interface
    • One process, happens in web browser .ppt .pdf .odp Interface Slide file (PPT, ODP , PDF ) Upload File system Tagging Observer Conversion MySQL database Ingest and process components Observer Conversion service oOo Internet Internet
    • Red : AVOIR nodes Blue : Collaborating partners Yellow : Supporting partners
    • What is CHISIMBA?
      • Chisimba – Chichewa (Malawi) word for the framework used to build a traditional African house
        • An object-oriented framework for rapid development of distributed software applications
    • Object Engine View Controller Model Database Engine: The only file ever loaded directly The module being executed by the engine
    • Object Engine View Controller Model Module View Controller Model Module View Controller Model Module View Controller Model Helper modules e.g. htmlelements utilities API blocks strings sysconfig security modulecatalogue lucene
    • Online : http://avoir.uwc.ac.za Email : [email_address] We are grateful to the IDRC, USAID, the Department of Science and Technology, UNESCO and Sun Microsystems for financial and other support to the AVOIR project. We are also grateful to those organizations who had enough confidence to contract us to develop applications even though we were unproven .