Russell D. Brandon

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Paraphrase identification is a core Natural Language Processing task that involves assessing the semantic similarity of two texts. To foster systematic studies of this task, standardized datasets were created on which various approaches could be compared more fairly. However, a better understanding and more precise operational definition of a paraphrase are(More)
The ability of educational games to promote students’ engagement in learning and practice depends on perceived enjoyment of those games. This study investigated high school students’ perceptions and enjoyment of games within the Writing Pal intelligent tutoring system. In accord with research on motivation, results showed that perceived helpfulness and(More)
The authors used the computational tool Coh-Metrix to examine expert writers’ paraphrases and in particular, how experts paraphrase text passages using condensing strategies. The overarching goal of this study was to develop machine learning algorithms to aid in the automatic detection of paraphrases and paraphrase types. To this end, three experts were(More)
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