DFKI-LT - Semi-automatic Generation of Multiple-Choice Tests from Mentions of Semantic Relations.

Renlong Ai, Sebastian Krause, Walter Kasper, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit
Semi-automatic Generation of Multiple-Choice Tests from Mentions of Semantic Relations.
5 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing Techniques for Educational Applications (NLP-TEA-2) at ACL-IJCNLP 2015, Beijing, China, ACL, 2015
 
We propose a strategy for the semi-automatic generation of learning material for reading-comprehension tests, guided by semantic relations embedded in expository texts. Our approach combines methods from the areas of information extraction and paraphrasing in order to present a language teacher with a set of candidate multiple-choice questions and answers that can be used for verifying a language learners reading capabilities. We implemented a web-based prototype showing the feasibility of our approach and carried out a pilot user evaluation that resulted in encouraging feedback but also pointed out aspects of the strategy and prototype implementation which need improvements.
 
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