ERIC Number: ED482933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
The Effect of Specific Language Features on the Complexity of Systems for Automated Essay Scoring.
Cohen, Yoav; Ben-Simon, Anat; Hovav, Myra
This paper focuses on the relationship between different aspects of the linguistic structure of a given language and the complexity of the computer program, whether existing or prospective, that is to be used for the scoring of essays in that language. The first part of the paper discusses common scales used to assess writing products, then briefly describes various methods of Automated Essay Scoring (AES) and reviews several AES programs currently in use. It also presents empirical results attesting to the reliability and validity of these programs, principally with regard to essays written in English. The second part of the paper presents various linguistic features that may vary extensively across languages and examines the ramifications of these features on the complexity of the AES operational system. This analysis is presented chiefly with regard to Hebrew and English, which are used to illustrate the differences that may exist between languages. (Contains 5 tables and 30 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Association of Educational Administration (Manchester, England, October 2003).