Open Source Machine Learning for Text

Authored by: Elijah Mayfield , Carolyn Penstein Rosé

Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation

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

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


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Machine learning, as an approach for managing large scale challenges in text, has seen a strong uptick in interest in recent years. Tasks which were once unimaginable to automate computationally are now becoming commonplace. Few domains showcase this advancement so clearly as natural language understanding, and the application of machine learning to written text. In this work, we present LightSIDE, a software tool enabling new, non-expert users to access this technology for text assessment for the domains and tasks relevant to them.

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