Paper: Developing and testing a self-assessment and tutoring system

ACL ID W13-1704
Title Developing and testing a self-assessment and tutoring system
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Session
Year 2013
Authors

Automated feedback on writing may be a use- ful complement to teacher comments in the process of learning a foreign language. This paper presents a self-assessment and tutoring system which combines an holistic score with detection and correction of frequent errors and furthermore provides a qualitative assessment of each individual sentence, thus making the language learner aware of potentially prob- lematic areas rather than providing a panacea. The system has been tested by learners in a range of educational institutions, and their feedback has guided its development.