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.
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.
The current SLIC team:
Wanna-be Graduate Student