Abstract

Title: TAACORN: A CBR Recommender for Academic Advising
Published: November 2005
Authors: JJ Sandvig, Robin Burke
Abstract: Academic advising is a knowledge-intensive process of assessing a student's interests and determining the best course progression that satisfies graduation requirements. An advisor may have to have detailed knowledge of curriculum and student aptitudes as well as course offerings and time constraints. This report introduces AACORN, a course recommendation system that uses the course histories as the basis for course advising. By reusing the experience embodied in historical student's transcripts, AACORN can make reasonable suggestions with only a limited amount of domain knowledge. The system uses the edit distance between two course histories, as well as other heuristics to determine the similarity between course histories.
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