Automatically generating an E-textbook on the Web

J. Chen, Qing Li, W. Jia

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Nowadays, people tend to learn from the Web because it is convenient, and rich of free information. The main means of learning on the Web is by submitting a query to a search engine, and subsequently browsing through the returned results to find relevant information. Although in many cases, a search engine such as Google works quite well, the results returned are often not appropriate for the learning purpose. In this paper, we present a novel approach to automatically generate an E-textbook for a user specified topic hierarchy. Such a technology can ease the learning process to a great extent. © 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-394
Number of pages18
JournalWorld Wide Web
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Concept mining
  • E-textbook
  • Expanding algorithm
  • Topic hierarchy
  • Web learning
  • Weighting strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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