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Automated Test Item Generation System and Method

Deane, Paul; Higgins, Derrick
Patent Issued:
Jun 25, 2019
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Automated Item Generation, Automatic Item Generation (AIG), Natural Language Generation, Word Problems


A method and system for using a natural language generator for automatic assessment item generation is disclosed. The natural language generator includes a document structure generator that produces an abstract document specification defining a structure for an assessment item based on user input. The abstract document specification is input into a logical schema generator, which produces a logical schema specification that creates a more detailed specification for an assessment item. Finally, a sentence generator receives the logical schema specification and creates natural language for the assessment item based on the variables defined in the logical schema specification.

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