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ERIC Number: EJ1039588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
An e-Learning Collaborative Filtering Approach to Suggest Problems to Solve in Programming Online Judges
Toledo, Raciel Yera; Mota, Yailé Caballero
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v12 n2 p51-65 Apr-Jun 2014
The paper proposes a recommender system approach to cover online judge's domains. Online judges are e-learning tools that support the automatic evaluation of programming tasks done by individual users, and for this reason they are usually used for training students in programming contest and for supporting basic programming teachings. The proposal pretends to suggest problems assuming that a user must try to solve those problems already successfully solved by similar users. With this goal, the authors adopt the traditional collaborative filtering method with a new similarity measure adapted to the current domain, and the authors propose several transformations in the user-problem matrix to incorporate specific online judge's information. The authors evaluate the effect of the matrix configurations using Precision and Recall metrics, getting better results comparing with the authors method without transformations and with a representative state-of-art approach. Finally, the authors outline possible extensions to the current work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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