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Computer-aided generation of multiple-choice tests

TitleComputer-aided generation of multiple-choice tests
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMitkov R, Ha L A
Book TitleProceedings of the HLT-NAACL 03 workshop on Building educational applications using natural language processing
Series TitleHLT-NAACL-EDUC '03
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
CityStroudsburg, PA, USA

This paper describes a novel computer-aided procedure for generating multiple-choice tests from electronic instructional documents. In addition to employing various NLP techniques including term extraction and shallow parsing, the program makes use of language resources such as a corpus and WordNet. The system generates test questions and distractors, offering the user the option to post-edit the test items.