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1 MUSKET Middlesex University Skills & Education Planning Tool Business Information Systems Department School of Engineering & Information Sciences

2 Project Members Balbir Barn Associate Dean – grant holder Geetha Abeysinghe / George Dafoulas Principal Lecturers – project managers Yongjun Zheng / Vikram Beedasy Research Associates – project officers

3 The Project JISC - Institutional innovation projects in lifelong learning and workforce development Assist employers in accrediting their in-house training with universities through work-based learning. Help universities and students to compare courses from two different educational institutions for credit transfer by finding the % similarity between courses.

4 Transformation processes supported Submit a course Enquiries Course Advisor Course providers Employers, prospective applicants MUSKET tool XCRI translation Cohesive reply based on the KB and the XML DB Employers Advise to employers about course opportunities, professional accreditation, CPD, and course route planning

5 The MUSKET Tool Transform Tool Consists of 2 main tools: Semantic Tool To find the % similarity between module description documents To convert Word documents into XCRI format

6 Transform Tool - Word Conversion Univ of Cardiff Word Documents XCRI File

7 Why have Transformation tool? Not all institutions are ready to submit their course information database for mapping to XCRI. Not all institutions have a course database, e.g companies having in-house training courses have their descriptions in word documents Time consuming to carry out the repetitive task of converting each module document into XCRI

8 Transform Tool Transform Tool - Processes

9 Keyword Selection 1. Selected Keywords appear here. 2. Click Next to view Keywords and Contents and to map to XCRI fields

10 Assigning the XCRI fields to selected Keywords

11 Semantic Tool The tool will compare the % semantic similarity between courses or modules Musket semantic tool will read the XCRI file ( using Xml 2 OWL application), and output the different owl files of each course.

12 Semantic Tool - Architecture

13 Semantic Tool

14 Similarity Results 1. Similarity value without the dictionary of items 2. Similarity based on the dictionary appears here.

15 Technologies XML (for interchange of data and meta-data) UML (for understanding the document structures and concepts) OWL (Semantic Web Technology) Java

16 Thanks!


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