Paper: Mind the Gap: Learning to Choose Gaps for Question Generation

ACL ID N12-1092
Title Mind the Gap: Learning to Choose Gaps for Question Generation
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

Not all learning takes place in an educational setting: more and more self-motivated learners are turning to on-line text to learn about new topics. Our goal is to provide such learners with the well-known benefits of testing by au- tomatically generating quiz questions for on- line text. Prior work on question generation has focused on the grammaticality of generat- ed questions and generating effective multi- ple-choice distractors for individual question targets, both key parts of this problem. Our work focuses on the complementary aspect of determining what part of a sentence we should be asking about in the first place; we call this ?gap selection.? We address this problem by asking human judges about the quality of questions generated from a Wikipedia-based corpus, and t...