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A Knowledge Graph Enhanced Learner Model to Predict Outcomes to Questions in the Medical Field

Abstract : The training curriculum for medical doctors requires the intensive and rapid assimilation of a lot of knowledge. To help medical students optimize their learning path, the SIDES 3.0 national French project aims to extend an existing platform with intelligent learning services. This platform contains a large number of annotated learning resources, from training and evaluation questions to students' learning traces, available as an RDF knowledge graph. In order for the platform to provide personalized learning services, the knowledge and skills progressively acquired by students on each subject should be taken into account when choosing the training and evaluation questions to be presented to them, in the form of customized quizzes. To achieve such recommendation , a first step lies in the ability to predict the outcome of students when answering questions (success or failure). With this objective in mind, in this paper we propose a model of the students' learning on the SIDES platform, able to make such predictions. The model extends a state-of-the-art approach to fit the specificity of medical data, and to take into account additional knowledge extracted from the OntoSIDES knowledge graph in the form of graph embeddings. Through an evaluation based on learning traces for pediatrics and cardiovascular specialties, we show that considering the vector representations of answers, questions and students nodes substantially improves the prediction results compared to baseline models.
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Antonia Ettorre, Oscar Rocha, Catherine Faron Zucker, Franck Michel, Fabien Gandon. A Knowledge Graph Enhanced Learner Model to Predict Outcomes to Questions in the Medical Field. EKAW 2020 - 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Sep 2020, Bolzano, Italy. ⟨hal-02915414⟩



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