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Sergio Luján Mora

Catedrático de Universidad

Representation of Latin American University Syllabuses in a Semantic Network

Mariela Tapia-León, Abdón Carrera Rivera, Janneth Chicaiza Espinosa, Sergio Luján-Mora
2nd International Conference on Information Systems and Computer Science (INCISCOS 2017), p. 295-301, Quito (Ecuador), November 14-16 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5386-2644-3.
(INCISCOS'17c) Congreso internacional / International conference


The syllabuses describe relevant information about the teaching and learning process. Syllabuses should be created in such a way that allows automatic processing of their content to avoid typical problems of manual processing. In order to make the syllabuses intelligible to machines, firstly was necessary to create a structure based on the terms that are used in the Latin American Syllabuses. This study carried out a content analysis to extract the common terms in the syllabuses from the best universities in Latin America. Besides, we added principal aspects to make a syllabus fulfill its three core functions according to previous research. We combined automatic and manual techniques to infer the structure of a syllabus into a semantic network. The semantic network allowed describing the knowledge content of a syllabus into a graphical representation. With the representation of a semantic network, is possible to transform the network into an ontological model, whereby it is conceivable to accomplish automatic processes.