Section: Application Domains
On-line courses are rapidly gaining interest with the recent movement for massive open on-line courses (MOOCs). Such courses usually aggregate multimedia material, such as a video of the course with handouts and potentially text books, exercises and other related resources. This setting is very similar to that of the media aggregation sites though in a different domain. Automatically analyzing and describing video and textual content, synchronizing all material available across modalities, creating and characterizing links between related material or between different courses are all necessary features for on-line courses authoring.