Aryan Saraswat

Aryan Saraswat

Bachelor thesis student


Thesis topic:  A Toolkit for the Aggregation and Topic Extraction of University Course Data

Related project: ELAS

Supervisor(s): M. Sc. Shoeb Joarder

Thesis duration: 01/2022 - 04/2022



The University of Duisburg-Essen offers various Bachelor's and Master's study courses. Each course contains multiple lectures, seminars, exercise classes, and practical classes. Data about these lectures can be found on LSF and the Vorlesungsdatenbank (lecture database). However, these websites often contain outdated information or incomplete details about lectures. For example, the LSF website includes specific information about courses like the room number it holds. In contrast, the Vorlesungsdatenbank website has descriptions in German and English that show students what topics are covered in the lecture.

This thesis aims to collect lecture data from the two websites and merge them to be stored together in a database. After that, keywords shall be extracted from each lecture's description using semantic and statistical algorithms and displayed on a webpage in the form of a tag cloud. This would make it easier for students to view lectures and their details.