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Method and System for Automated Item Development for Language Learners

Author(s):
Burstein, Jill
Patent Issued:
Jul 27, 2010
Patent Number:
7,762,816
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
36927989
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Test Creation, Test Evaluation, Automated Item Development, Item Creation, Item Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Translation, Grammar

Abstract

A method of developing a translation exercise is disclosed. A grammatical structure may be received. Each of one or more text segments in a first language may be translated into a corresponding text segment in a second language. Each text segment in the first language may include one or more sentences. A text segment may be selected as a prompt for a translation exercise. The selected text segment may include a text segment in the second language having the grammatical structure and/or a text segment in the first language corresponding to a text segment in the second language having the grammatical structure.

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