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A Perspective on Computer Assisted Assessment Techniques for Short Free-Text Answers

Roy, Shourya and Narahari, Y and Deshmukh, Om D (2015) A Perspective on Computer Assisted Assessment Techniques for Short Free-Text Answers. In: 18th International Conference on Computer-Assisted Assessment (CAA), JUN 22-23, 2015, Zeist, NETHERLANDS, pp. 96-109.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27704-2_10


Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) has been existing for several years now. While some forms of CAA do not require sophisticated text understanding (e.g., multiple choice questions), there are also student answers that consist of free text and require analysis of text in the answer. Research towards the latter till date has concentrated on two main sub-tasks: (i) grading of essays, which is done mainly by checking the style, correctness of grammar, and coherence of the essay and (ii) assessment of short free-text answers. In this paper, we present a structured view of relevant research in automated assessment techniques for short free-text answers. We review papers spanning the last 15 years of research with emphasis on recent papers. Our main objectives are two folds. First we present the survey in a structured way by segregating information on dataset, problem formulation, techniques, and evaluation measures. Second we present a discussion on some of the potential future directions in this domain which we hope would be helpful for researchers.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, HEIDELBERGER PLATZ 3, D-14197 BERLIN, GERMANY
Keywords: Automatic scoring; Short answer grading; Assessment
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 09:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53526

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