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Computer-Implemented Systems and Methods for Scoring of Spoken Responses Based on Part of Speech Patterns

Author(s):
Yoon, Su-Youn; Bhat, Suma
Patent Issued:
Dec 06, 2016
Patent Number:
9,514,109
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
48780604
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Computer-Implemented, Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing, Spoken Language Assessment, Grammar, Speech Sample

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided for scoring a speech sample. Automatic speech recognition is performed on the speech sample using an automatic speech recognition system to generate a transcription of the sample. Words in the transcription are associated with parts of speech, and part of speech sequences are extracted from the parts of speech associations. A grammar metric is generated based on the part of speech sequences, and the speech sample is scored based on the grammar metric.

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