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Systems and Methods for Generating Recitation Items

Yoon, Su-Youn; Chen, Lei; Evanini, Keelan; Zechner, Klaus
Patent Issued:
Dec 15, 2020
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Recitation Item Generation, Speaking Assessments, Test Items


Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for automatically generating recitation items. For example, a computer performing the recitation item generation can receive one or more text sets that each includes one or more texts. The computer can determine a value for each text set using one or more metrics, such as a vocabulary difficulty metric, a syntactic complexity metric, a phoneme distribution metric, a phonetic difficulty metric, and a prosody distribution metric. Then the computer can select a final text set based on the value associated with each text set. The selected final text set can be used as the recitation items for a speaking assessment test.

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