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Automatic Essay Scoring

@inproceedings{Murray2012AutomaticES,
  title={Automatic Essay Scoring},
  author={Kenton W. Murray and Naoki Orii},
  year={2012}
}
Standardized tests are hampered by the manual effort required to score student-written essays. In this paper, we show how linear regression can be used to automatically grade essays on standardized tests. We combine simple, shallow features of the essays, such as character length and word length, with part-of-speech patterns. Our combined model gives significant reduction in prediction error. We discuss which features were effective in predicting scores. 

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