Seminar on HLT Meets MOOC

  • Posted on: 11 May 2014
  • By: hadmin

Event Name : Seminar on HLT Meets MOOC

Title: HLT Meets MOOC

Speaker: Professor Victor Zue
               Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
               Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date:      12 February 2014 (Wednesday)
Time:     11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue:   Rm 513, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, opens the door for many applications that could benefit from human language technologies (HLT). For example, we may wish to summarize a lecture in the form of a précis for efficient search, categorize questions raised in course forums so that similar ones can be grouped to establish priorities for answering them, organize the threads of online discussions so that students can better follow them, link materials from similar courses to create a customized learning path, detect sentiments such as confusion or boredom, so that teachers can modify the delivery of the course material accordingly, provide the opportunity for students to form social communities to promote interactive learning, etc.  This talk will give a brief background on MOOC, and describe some of our recent research on developing content processing and search capabilities for MOOC, using speech and natural language processing technologies.







Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:15 to 12:15