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SmartEDU - Smart assistant for generating educational questions and presentations


The general use of new technologies has been changing education and training systems, resulting in significant changes to the way knowledge is transmitted, monitored and evaluated. However, it was mostly to the Knowledge Transmitters (KT) - teachers, trainers - that the new educational paradigm has been demanding the greater changes, starting with the mechanisms for displaying content. In this context, one of the biggest changes verified, went through the general use of multimedia content, namely Presentation Slides. Although the construction of this type of materials is a demanding and time-consuming task, we haven’t found any commercial solution that supports the automatic generation of its contents.
On the other hand, the application of questions continues, even today, to be seen as an excellent method for knowledge retention and evaluation. However, as in the context of creating Presentation Slides, the formulation of questions, regardless of its type (multiple choice, open-ended, or other), this a time-consuming task to prepare. In this context, although some solutions have emerged that automate the creation of questions from texts, most of these solutions only support the English language, and do not integrate with systems such as QLMS (quizz-based learning management systems).


The project aims to respond to these challenges, through the R&D of a solution that, through Natural Language Processing, automates the creation of content for presentation slides and automates the creation of questions from educational texts, in English and Portuguese. It is intended that the solution will increase the efficiency of this type of processes, reducing the time spent on preparing content.
In order to guarantee the usability of the solution and the quality of the results obtained, the solution will be tested in two different pilots, with the participation of real users.

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Mindflow - Desenvolvimento pessoal e organizacional Lda
Instituto Pedro Nunes
Universidade de Coimbra


Education, questions, presentations, natural language processing, automation, artificial intelligence, computational learning