Improving the production efficiency and well-formedness of automatically-generated multiple-choice cloze vocabulary questions

Ralph L. Rose*

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研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Multiple-choice cloze (fill-in-the-blank) questions are widely used in knowledge testing and are commonly used for testing vocabulary knowledge. Word Quiz Constructor (WQC) is a Java application that is designed to produce such test items automatically from the Academic Word List (Coxhead, 2000) and using various online and offline resources. The present work evaluates recently added features of WQC to see whether they improve the production quality and well-formedness of vocabulary quiz items over previously implemented features in WQC. Results of a production test and a well-formedness survey using Amazon Mechanical Turk show that newly-introduced features (Linsear Write readability formula and Google Books NGrams frequency list) significantly improve the production quality of items over previous features (Automated Readability Index and frequency list derived from the British Academic Written English corpus). Items are produced faster and stem sentences are shorter in length without clear degradation in their well-formedness. Nearly 90% of such items are judged well-formed, surpassing the rate of manually-produced items.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルLREC 2020 - 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Conference Proceedings
編集者Nicoletta Calzolari, Frederic Bechet, Philippe Blache, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Helene Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
出版社European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
ページ7094-7101
ページ数8
ISBN(電子版)9791095546344
出版ステータスPublished - 2020
イベント12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2020 - Marseille, France
継続期間: 2020 5 112020 5 16

出版物シリーズ

名前LREC 2020 - 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2020
国/地域France
CityMarseille
Period20/5/1120/5/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 教育
  • 図書館情報学
  • 言語学および言語

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