Interactive Animated Concept Map Generation - Using Dynamic Animations




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Computer Science & Engineering


We present a visualization tool, which is useful for the illustration of educational concepts using interactive animated concept maps. This system serves as a presentation tool which provides a collection of multimedia elements (images, animations, audios clips and video clips), a collection of animated presentation templates and an interface by using which users can retrieve the multimedia elements from the multimedia database and generate the dynamic animations by placing the selected elements into the placeholders of the templates. The system generates the animated presentation by replacing embedded multimedia objects and their properties as desired by its users. A multimedia information extraction agent automatically populates the database with content objects such as images, audio clips, video clips, graphic objects and other animations by means of a novel approach named "concept expansion". A domain knowledge base provides the base queries for automatic search initiation.