Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
September 22-24, 2010

Automatic Generation of Cloze Question Distractors

Rui Pedro dos Santos Correia (1), Jorge Baptista (2), Nuno Mamede (1), Isabel Trancoso (1), Maxine Eskenazi (3)

(1) INESC-ID Lisboa / IST, Portugal
(2) Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
(3) Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This paper presents a technique to generate distractors for cloze questions in the context of a Computer-Assisted Language Learning tutoring system. The document will focus on an evaluation process used to measure the quality of the distractors that were automatically generated. The main goal of the present study is to be able to include this feature in the tutoring system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Correia, Rui Pedro dos Santos / Baptista, Jorge / Mamede, Nuno / Trancoso, Isabel / Eskenazi, Maxine (2010): "Automatic generation of cloze question distractors", In L2WS-2010, paper P2-11.