Transformation of PDF textbooks into intelligent educational resources

Isaac Alpizar-Chacon, Max van der Hart, Zef S. Wiersma, Lorenzo S.J. Theunissen, Sergey Sosnovsky

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The paper presents Intextbooks - the system for automated conversion of PDF-based textbooks into intelligent educational Web resources. The papers focuses on the new component of Intextbooks responsible for transformation of PDF-based content into semantically-annotated HTML/CSS. The architecture of the system, the design of the client application rendering resulting textbooks and a short validation experiment demonstrating the quality of the transformation work-flow are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationiTextbooks 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks 2020 : co-located with 21st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2020)
EditorsSergey Sosnovsky, Peter Brusilovsky, Richard Baraniuk, Andrew Lan
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks, iTextbooks 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 6 Jul 2020 → …


Conference2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks, iTextbooks 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/07/20 → …


  • Adaptive textbooks
  • Digital textbooks
  • Educational resources
  • Intelligent textbooks
  • Interactive textbooks
  • Modeling textbooks
  • PDF to HTML


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