Identifying science concepts and student misconceptions in an interactive essay writing tutor

Steven Bethard, Ifeyinwa Okoye, Md Arafat Sultan, Haojie Hang, James H. Martin, Tamara Sumner

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9 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present initial steps towards an interactive essay writing tutor that improves science knowledge by analyzing student essays for misconceptions and recommending science webpages that help correct those misconceptions. We describe the five components in this system: identifying core science concepts, determining appropriate pedagogical sequences for the science concepts, identifying student misconceptions in essays, aligning student misconceptions to science concepts, and recommending webpages to address misconceptions. We provide initial models and evaluations of the models for each component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2012 at the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2012
EditorsJoel Tetreault, Jill Burstein, Claudia Leacock
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages12-21
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)1937284204, 9781937284206
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2012 at the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2012 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 7 2012 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2012 at the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2012

Conference

Conference7th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, BEA 2012 at the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/7/12 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Linguistics and Language

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