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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(3): 170-177 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.680

Managing Presentation Slides with Reused Elements

Jie Zhang, Chuan Xiao, Sheng Hu, Toyohide Watanabe, and Yoshiharu Ishikawa

Abstract—Slide presentations have become a ubiquitous tool for business and educational purposes. Instead of starting from scratch, slide composers tend to make new presentation slides by reusing materials from existing slides. Understanding how slide elements are copied from one presentation file to another and how presentation files are related to each other are difficult tasks. In this paper, it is investigated the management of multiple presentation files based on reused slide elements. Techniques are developed to detect textual and visual elements that have been reused across multiple presentation files. Interactive visualization methods are proposed to facilitate understanding the process by which these elements are reused and the relationship between the files that use them. A system with a user-friendly interface is designed, based on which experiments are performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methods.

Index Terms—Presentation slide management, slide element reuse, slide element visualization.

Jie Zhang, Sheng Hu, Chuan Xiao, and Yoshiharu Ishikawa are with Nagoya University, Japan (e-mail: jzhang@db.ss.is.nagoya-u.ac.jp, hu@db.ss.is.nagoya-u.ac.jp, chuanx@nagoya-u.jp, ishikawa@is.nagoya-u.ac.jp).
Toyohide Watanabe is with Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan (e-mail: watanabe@is.nagoya-u.jp).


Cite: Jie Zhang, Chuan Xiao, Sheng Hu, Toyohide Watanabe, and Yoshiharu Ishikawa, "Managing Presentation Slides with Reused Elements," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 170-177, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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