Volume 12, Number 1, September 2016 - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.273

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.102

A Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring System to Facilitate the Children's Understanding of Animals' Stories Through Keywords Extraction and Multimedia Elements

Sami Abdelrahim Elzeiny* email: elzainys@qatar.net.qa 
Jihad Mohamad Alja'am

Department of Computer Science and Engineering College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

*Corresponding author.

Received: 10 July 2016
Revised: 10 August 2016
Accepted: 25 August 2016
Published: 29 September 2016

Abstract:: Teaching children with intellectual challenges requires significant efforts to be done by the special education instructors. They needs to repeat each lesson several times and in different periods of times. They also need to simplify the meaning of each entity and concept in the lesson by using different elements including physical objects. To find such elements that suit the understanding capabilities of each child in the classroom the instructors spend a considerable amount of time. In addition, many of the children cannot understand with the retrieved objects. In this paper we propose a fully Arabic integrated intelligent tutoring system in which the lesson's script (i.e., animal story) is processed and the main entities such as animals and habitats named entities are visualized by using different images and mutimedial objects. Our proposed system entitled "Understanding Children Arabic Educational Texts (UCAET)" is based on an Arabic ontology for the animal domain, which is used to retrieve the corresponding multimedia elements and to extract new knowledge from the existing one.The proposed approach is highly apprecaited by the insttuctor in the special education center in Doha, Qatar.

Keywords: Ontology, Keywords Extraction; Multimedia; Special Education; Arabic Natural Language Processing.


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