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Automated evaluation of essays and short answers
conference contributionposted on 2006-05-19, 15:21 authored by Jill Burstein, Claudia Leacock, Richard Swartz
Essay questions designed to measure writing ability, along with open-ended questions requiring short answers, are highly-valued components of effective assessment programs, but the expense and logistics of scoring them reliably often present a barrier to their use. Extensive research and development efforts at Educational Testing Service (ETS) over the past several years (see http://www.ets.org/research/erater.html) in natural language processing have produced two applications with the potential to dramatically reduce the difficulties associated with scoring these types of assessments.
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CitationBURSTEIN et al, 2001. Automated evaluation of essays and short answers. Proeedings of the 5th CAA Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
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NotesThis is a conference paper.