Course Concept Expansion in MOOCs with External Knowledge and Interactive Game

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Course Concept Expansion in MOOCs with External Knowledge and Interactive Game

Jan 31, 2021
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Abstract: As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) become increasingly popular, it is promising to automatically provide extracurricular knowledge for MOOC users. Suffering from semantic drifts and lack of knowledge guidance, existing methods can not effectively expand course concepts in complex MOOC environments. In this paper, we first build a novel boundary during searching for new concepts via external knowledge base and then utilize heterogeneous features to verify the high-quality results. In addition, to involve human efforts in our model, we design an interactive optimization mechanism based on a game. Our experiments on the four datasets from Coursera and XuetangX show that the proposed method achieves significant improvements(+0.19 by MAP) over existing methods. Authors: Jifan Yu, Chenyu Wang, Gan Luo, Lei Hou, Juanzi Li, Zhiyuan Liu, Jie Tang (Tsinghua University, Beihang University)

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