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Automated Annotation

Author(s):
Burstein, Jill; Marcu, Daniel
Patent Issued:
Jan 07, 2014
Patent Number:
8,626,054
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
29999066
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Automated Response Evaluation, Discourse Annotation, Automated Essay Scoring (AES), Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Probability Models

Abstract

To automatically annotate an essay, a sentence of the essay is identified and a feature associated with the sentence is determined. In addition, a probability of the sentence being a discourse element is determined by mapping the feature to a model. The model having been generated by a machine learning application based on at least one annotated essay. Furthermore, the essay is annotated based on the probability.

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