Implementation and Applications of the Intelligent Essay Assessor

Authored by: Peter W. Foltz , Lynn A. Streeter , Karen E. Lochbaum , Thomas K Landauer

Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781848729957
eBook ISBN: 9780203122761
Adobe ISBN: 9781136334801

10.4324/9780203122761.ch5

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Abstract

In 1998 Pearson Knowledge Technologies (formerly Knowledge Analysis Technologies) entered the business of automatically scoring text, such as essays. Prior to that, founders Landauer and Foltz had experimented with using automated essay grading in their large psychology lecture courses beginning in 1994. A typical prompt from that era was: “Describe the differences between classical and operant conditioning.”

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