ERIC Number: ED560885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Semantic Similarity Graphs of Mathematics Word Problems: Can Terminology Detection Help?
John, Rogers Jeffrey Leo; Passonneau, Rebecca J.; McTavish, Thomas S.
International Educational Data Mining Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (8th, Madrid, Spain, Jun 26-29, 2015)
Curricula often lack metadata to characterize the relatedness of concepts. To investigate automatic methods for generating relatedness metadata for a mathematics curriculum, we first address the task of identifying which terms in the vocabulary from mathematics word problems are associated with the curriculum. High chance-adjusted interannotator agreement on manual identification of math terms was achieved by considering terms in their contexts. These terms represent 13% of the vocabulary in one seventh grade mathematics text. Six classification algorithms were compared to classify math terms for this text. To avoid overfitting to this curriculum, we relied on a small number of features that exploit external knowledge sources. [For complete proceedings, see ED560503.]
Descriptors: Semantics, Vocabulary, Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Graphs, Metadata, Grade 7, Classification, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
International Educational Data Mining Society. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.educationaldatamining.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: International Educational Data Mining Society