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Automatic Derivation of "Technical Category" Metadata for Learning Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021068D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Dec-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Dec-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention describes a technical information generation system, method, and apparatus. The method of the invention can include steps to automatically derive Technical requirements in a selected portion of content, where the technical details for using the content are specific to a particular domain. Consequently, technical requirements metadata can be bound to content objects according to learning standards, such as Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and Institute for Electronic and Electric Engineers (IEEE) Learning Object Metadata (LOM), without manual intervention. This invention defines a preferred embodiment for automatically identifying the values for the format, size, location, type of location, type and name of the technical requirement, minimum and maximum versions of the technical requirement, installation remarks, and other platform requirements.