Paper: A System to Solve Language Tests for Second Grade Students

ACL ID I05-2008
Title A System to Solve Language Tests for Second Grade Students
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session poster-demo-tutorial
Year 2005
Authors

This paper describes a system which solves language tests for second grade students (7 years old). In Japan, there are materials for students to measure understanding of what they studied, just like SAT for high school students in US. We use textbooks for the stu- dents as the target material of this study. Questions in the materials are classified into four types: questions about Chi- nese character (Kanji), about word knowledge, reading comprehension, and composition. This program doesn’t resolve the composition and some other questions which are not easy to be im- plemented in text forms. We built a subsystem for each finer type of ques- tions. As a result, we achieved 55% - 83% accuracy in answering questions in unseen materials.