A metametadata architecture for pedagogic data description

Amirah Ismail, M. S. Joy, J. E. Sinclair, Mohd. Isa Hamzah

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This paper focuses on a novel method for semantic searching and retrieval of information about learning materials. Metametadata encapsulate metadata instances by using the properties and attributes provided by ontologies rather than describing learning objects. A novel metametadata taxonomy has been developed which provides the basis for a semantic search engine to extract, match and map queries to retrieve relevant results. The use of ontological views is a foundation for viewing the pedagogical content of metadata extracted from learning objects by using the pedagogical attributes from the metametadata taxonomy. Using the ontological approach and metametadata (based on the metametadata taxonomy) we present a novel semantic searching mechanism.These three strands -the taxonomy, the ontological views, and the search algorithm -are incorporated into a novel architecture (OMESCOD) which has been implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume37
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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Data description
Taxonomies
Semantics
Metadata
Search engines
Ontology

Keywords

  • Metadata
  • Metametadata
  • Ontologies
  • Semantic

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  • Engineering(all)

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A metametadata architecture for pedagogic data description. / Ismail, Amirah; Joy, M. S.; Sinclair, J. E.; Hamzah, Mohd. Isa.

In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 37, 01.2009, p. 373-378.

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