Generating feedback reports for adults taking basic skills tests

Ehud Baruch Reiter, Sian Williams, L Crichton

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Abstract

SkillSum is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Generation (NLG) system that produces short feedback reports for people who are taking online tests which check their basic literacy and numeracy skills. In this paper, we describe the SkillSum system and application, focusing on three challenges which we believe are important ones for many systems which try to generate feedback reports from Web-based tests: choosing content based on very limited data, generating appropriate texts for people with varied levels of literacy and knowledge, and integrating the web-based system with existing assessment and support procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of AI2005, the Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
EditorsAnn Macintosh, Richard Ellis, Tony Allen
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages50-63
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1846282232, 978-1846282249, 1846282233
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameBCS Conference Series

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Reiter, E. B., Williams, S., & Crichton, L. (2006). Generating feedback reports for adults taking basic skills tests. In A. Macintosh, R. Ellis, & T. Allen (Eds.), Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII: Proceedings of AI2005, the Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (pp. 50-63). (BCS Conference Series). London, United Kingdom: Springer-Verlag.

Generating feedback reports for adults taking basic skills tests. / Reiter, Ehud Baruch; Williams, Sian; Crichton, L .

Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII: Proceedings of AI2005, the Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence . ed. / Ann Macintosh; Richard Ellis; Tony Allen. London, United Kingdom : Springer-Verlag, 2006. p. 50-63 (BCS Conference Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Reiter, EB, Williams, S & Crichton, L 2006, Generating feedback reports for adults taking basic skills tests. in A Macintosh, R Ellis & T Allen (eds), Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII: Proceedings of AI2005, the Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence . BCS Conference Series, Springer-Verlag, London, United Kingdom, pp. 50-63.
Reiter EB, Williams S, Crichton L. Generating feedback reports for adults taking basic skills tests. In Macintosh A, Ellis R, Allen T, editors, Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII: Proceedings of AI2005, the Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence . London, United Kingdom: Springer-Verlag. 2006. p. 50-63. (BCS Conference Series).
Reiter, Ehud Baruch ; Williams, Sian ; Crichton, L . / Generating feedback reports for adults taking basic skills tests. Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII: Proceedings of AI2005, the Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence . editor / Ann Macintosh ; Richard Ellis ; Tony Allen. London, United Kingdom : Springer-Verlag, 2006. pp. 50-63 (BCS Conference Series).
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