An Analysis on Student- Written Summaries: Automatic Assessment of Summary Writing

Seyed Asadollah Abdi, Norisma Idris

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Abstract

Summarization is a process to create a short version of a source text. As identifying summarizing strategies used by students in summary writings is a very time-consuming task, computer-assisted assessment can help teachers to identify summarizing strategies more effectively. The main goal of this investigation is to improve the abilities of students in summary writing and A study of effectiveness of summarizing strategies are used in summary writings which focused on three aspects: 1) analysis the correlation between summarizing strategies and summary performance, 2) the influence of number of summarizing strategies on students' summaries performance and 3) identifying summarizing strategies employed by the students. Results from this study displayed that there is a correlation between summarizing strategies and students ‘summaries performance. The summary will improve by using more variety of summarizing strategies. The proposed algorithm is able to identify the summarizing strategies used by students in summarizing. An automatic assessment of summary based on the proposed algorithm has also been developed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-472
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Enhanced Research in Science Technology & Engineering
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Summarizing strategy
  • Summary writing
  • Automatic assessment
  • Summary performance
  • Cognitive operation

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