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The SLIC (Semantically Linked Instructional Content) project aims to assist with efficient browsing of videos of lectures and talks. In particular, it focuses on presentations that use electronic slides.

The content of the slides gives valuable hints as to how to break the video into meaningful parts (segments) and how to enable students to access these segments. In this way, a user who is seeking a specific topic can first find the relevant slide(s), and start watching the video only from the segment where the slide of interest was used.

Using similar ideas, the system can also improve significantly the understandability of the video and its quality, thus, increasing the overall effectiveness of the learning process.

Publications

Acknowlegements

We wish to thank the Arizona Center for Information Science and Technology (ACIST), NSF CAREER grant 0348000 and REU supplement to NSF CAREER grant IIS-0747511. Resources from the iPlant Collaborative contributed to the research results reported in our papers.

A special thanks goes to all of the students who have helped (and continue helping!) with the project over the years.

SLIC Team

The current SLIC team:

Kobus Barnard

Kobus Barnard

Faculty Advisor

Alon Efrat

Alon Efrat

Faculty Advisor

Yekaterina Kharitonova

Yekaterina Kharitonova

PhD Student

Qiyam Tung

Qiyam Tung

PhD Student

Alexander Danehy

Alexander Danehy

Web Developer

Mark Fischer

Mark Fischer

Wanna-be Graduate Student

What's new in this release

Updated on November 10, 2015 to r1252

  • Upgraded to Flowplayer 6, which is stable enough to support HTML5 video cuepoints. No more unnecessary Flash!
  • Minor bug fixes and code tweaks. (Also, in r1263).

Updated on August 1, 2014 to r1134

  • We are using SOLR in this release to search through slide text (i.e. searching using partial matching and multiple keywords is available!)
  • FancyTree has replaced jsTree
  • Well-defined load order to help low-bandwidth connections not feel so bogged-down.
  • New Help documentation and an updated About page.
  • Our statefullness code is also optimized, and conforms to an API, in case any other devices may want to make use of it.
  • There are some minor changes in the underpinnings that run the site. Chiefly, we are employing some caching techniques that should really help with the performance of the site.