Automated Essay Scoring for Swedish
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013, 42-47 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We present the first system developed for automated grading of high school essays written in Swedish. The system uses standard text quality indicators and is able to compare vocabulary and grammar to large reference corpora of blog posts and newspaper articles. The system is evaluated on a corpus of 1 702 essays, each graded independently by the student’s own teacher and also in a blind re-grading process by another teacher. We show that our system’s performance is fair, given the low agreementbetween the two human graders, and furthermore show how it could improve efficiency in a practical setting where one seeks to identify incorrectly graded essays.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013. 42-47 p.
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject Computational Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89642DiVA: diva2:625983
The 8th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 13, 2013