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Computer-Implemented Systems and Methods for Content Scoring of Spoken Responses

Zechner, Klaus; Evanini, Keelan; Chen, Lei; Xie, Shasha; Xiong, Wenting; Huang, Fei; Sukkarieh, Jana Z.; Chen, Miao
Patent Issued:
Dec 22, 2015
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Automatic Speech Recognition, Content-Based Scoring, Computer-Implemented, Automated Scoring of Speech, Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing, Spoken Language Assessment


Systems and methods are provided for scoring a non-scripted speech sample. A system includes one or more data processors and one or more computer-readable mediums. The computer-readable mediums are encoded with a non-scripted speech sample data structure, where the non-scripted speech sample data structure includes: a speech sample identifier that identifies a non-scripted speech sample, a content feature extracted from the non-scripted speech sample, and a content-based speech score for the non-scripted speech sample. The computer-readable mediums further include instructions for commanding the one or more data processors to extract the content feature from a set of words automatically recognized in the non-scripted speech sample and to score the non-scripted speech sample by providing the extracted content feature to a scoring model to generate the content-based speech score.

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