Assessing writing fluency of non-english-speaking student for automated essay scoring: How to automatically evaluate the fluency in english essay

Min Chul Yang, Min Jeong Kim, Hyoung Gyu Lee, Hae-Chang Rim

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Abstract

Automated essay scoring (AES) systems have provided a computer-based writing assessment comparable to expert raters. However, the existing systems are inadequate to assess the writing fluency of non-English-speaking students, while they detect grammatical errors relatively well. The writing fluency is one of the important criteria in essay scoring, because most of non-English-speaking students have much difficulty in expressing their thoughts in English. In this paper, we propose an automated essay scoring system focusing on assessing the writing fluency by considering the quantitative factors such as vocabulary, perplexity in a sentence, diversity of sentence structures and grammatical relations. Experimental results show that the proposed method improves the performance in automated essay scoring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Pages83-87
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 16
Event4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2012 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 2012 Apr 162012 Apr 18

Other

Other4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2012
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period12/4/1612/4/18

Keywords

  • AES
  • Automated essay scoring
  • CBA
  • Computer-based assessment
  • Fluency
  • Machine learning
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Yang, M. C., Kim, M. J., Lee, H. G., & Rim, H-C. (2012). Assessing writing fluency of non-english-speaking student for automated essay scoring: How to automatically evaluate the fluency in english essay. In CSEDU 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (Vol. 2, pp. 83-87)