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Automated Annotation

Burstein, Jill; Marcu, Daniel
Patent Issued:
Jan 07, 2014
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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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


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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