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P. De Causmacker - iRead+


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P. De Causmacker - iRead+

  1. 1. ICON PITCH: iMinds 16/12/2010<br />iRead+ - an intelligent e-reader application<br />Itec – KULeuven Campus Kortrijk<br />
  2. 2. Who are we?<br />Itec – KULeuven Campus Kortrijk<br />MMLab – Ugent<br />SMIT – VUB<br />CUO – KULeuven<br />BLCC<br />Televic Education<br />DHE Media<br />Mediargus<br />Roularta<br />Agfa<br />VRT<br />
  3. 3. Context and Need<br />The open web contains a huge amount of possibly useful, up to date and relevant data for learning and information retrieval in general.<br />Initial and actual data provided by publisher/ language institute/ user<br />Classification of data and user<br />Data enrichment to facilitate reading <br />Harvesting similar and interesting data from open, trusted or closed corpora<br />… in a learning context<br />Provide learning support<br />Automatically generate questions<br />Virtual tutor<br />
  4. 4. Research Goals<br />Data collection<br />Harvesting relevant or similar data in closed and open corpora<br />Multimodal Information Retrieval<br />Data classification<br />Readability, Difficulty level, Domain Topic <br />Data enrichment<br />Using Learner’s profile<br />Social tagging, glosses, hyperlinks, multimedia annotations, dictionary, captions, subtitles, …<br />Effectivity studies<br />E-Reader vs Tablet, adaptive vs non-adaptive, support vs…<br />Adaptive learning support<br />Exercise generator, virtual tutor, pedagogic agents<br />
  5. 5. Looking for…<br />Extra data providers : publishers, …<br />Software developers for tablet pc applications<br />