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ERIC Number: EJ777380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Adaptable Learning Assistant for Item Bank Management
Nuntiyagul, Atorn; Naruedomkul, Kanlaya; Cercone, Nick; Wongsawang, Damras
Computers & Education, v50 n1 p357-370 Jan 2008
We present PKIP, an adaptable learning assistant tool for managing question items in item banks. PKIP is not only able to automatically assist educational users to categorize the question items into predefined categories by their contents but also to correctly retrieve the items by specifying the category and/or the difficulty level. PKIP adapts the "categorization learning model" to improve the system's categorization performance using the incoming question items. PKIP tool has an advantage over the traditional document categorization methods in that it can correctly categorize the question item which lacks keywords since it adopts the feature selection technique and support vector machine approach to item bank text categorization. In our initial experimentation, PKIP was designed and implemented to manage the Thai high primary mathematics question items. PKIP was tested and evaluated in terms of both system accuracy and user satisfaction. The evaluation result shows that the system accuracy is acceptable and PKIP satisfies the need of the users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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