• Computer Science
  • Published 2008

Automated diagnostic writing tests: Why? How?

  title={Automated diagnostic writing tests: Why? How?},
  author={Elena Cotos and Nick Pendar},
Diagnostic language assessment can greatly benefit from a collaborative union of computer-assisted language testing (CALT) and natural language processing (NLP). Currently, most CALT applications mainly allow for inferences about L2 proficiency based on learners’ recognition and comprehension of linguistic input and hardly concern language production (Holland, Maisano, Alderks, & Martin, 1993). NLP is now at a stage where it can be used or adapted for diagnostic testing of learner production… CONTINUE READING