Automatic learner summary assessment for reading comprehension

Menglin Xia, Ekaterina Kochmar, Ted Briscoe
2019 Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North  
Automating the assessment of learner summaries provides a useful tool for assessing learner reading comprehension. We present a summarization task for evaluating nonnative reading comprehension and propose three novel approaches to automatically assess the learner summaries. We evaluate our models on two datasets we created and show that our models outperform traditional approaches that rely on exact word match on this task. Our best model produces quality assessments close to professional examiners.
doi:10.18653/v1/n19-1261 dblp:conf/naacl/XiaKB19 fatcat:tj5qpmulmrhvleq2npdhov4mu4