ERIC Number: EJ610146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Use of Latent Semantic Analysis as a Tool for the Quantitative Assessment of Understanding and Knowledge.
Shapiro, Amy M.; McNamara, Danielle S.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v22 n1 p1-36 2000
Discusses latent semantic analysis (LSA), a statistical model for representing word usage in written language, and describes two experiments that were conducted with undergraduates to determine what aspect of knowledge, conceptual or factual, is being reflected in an LSA output from student essays. (Contains 21 references.)u (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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