Title

Mining capstone project wikis for knowledge discovery

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2017

Abstract

Wikis are widely used collaborative environments as sources of information and knowledge. The facilitate students to engage in collaboration and share information among members and enable collaborative learning. In particular, Wikis play an important role in capstone projects. Wikis aid in various project related tasks and aid to organize information and share. Mining project Wikis is critical to understand the students learning and latest trends in industry. Mining Wikis is useful to educationists and academicians for decision-making about how to modify the educational environment to improve student's learning. The main challenge is that the content or data in project Wikis is unstructured in nature. The data formats are in both text and images. In this work, we propose an automated project Wiki mining solution that leverages data mining, text mining and optical character recognition techniques for discovering insights from Project Wikis. The results of mining process are presented as visual summaries which can be useful for the capstone project coordinators and academicians for education pedagogy decisions. We use dataset from Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems' undergraduate capstone projects for our solution evaluation. We evaluated our model on 314 capstone projects over a period of 8 years.

Keywords

Electronic publishing, Information services, Internet, Data mining, Education, Collaboration, Optical character recognition software

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Data Storage Systems

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Proceedings of 41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference: COMPSAC 2017, Torino, Italy, 2017 July 4-8

First Page

371

Last Page

380

ISBN

9781538603673

Identifier

10.1109/COMPSAC.2017.169

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Italy

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1109/COMPSAC.2017.169

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