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Friday, April 24 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Knowledge Maps for Content Discovery

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Content discoverability and composition is a moving target in education, especially matching content complexity and media diversity to the needs of different students. In this talk I will describe our methods of performing large scale categorization of online courses using a crowd-sourced taxonomy. Our methodology is agnostic to the media of content, whether it is text, images, or video and uses Wikipedia as a taxonomy for semi-labeled categorization of content. I will also demo a visualization of Versals’ Knowledge Map, a "Google-Maps" for content exploration.


Oren Schaedel

Oren is a data scientist at Versal where he leads internal analytics, data engineering, and data-driven research projects. He received a PhD from Caltech focusing on statistical methods for understanding gene regulation of decision making in animals. He consults on integrating statistical... Read More →

Friday April 24, 2015 3:20pm - 3:40pm

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