The Role of Centering Theory's Rough-Shift in the Teaching and Evaluation of Writing Skills

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Existing software systems for automated essay scoring can provide NLP researchers with opportunities to test certain theoretical hypotheses, including some derived from Centering Theory. In this study we employ ETS's e-rater essay scoring system to examine whether local discourse coherence, as de ned by a measure of Rough-Shift transitions, might be a signi… (More)

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@inproceedings{Miltsakaki2000TheRO, title={The Role of Centering Theory's Rough-Shift in the Teaching and Evaluation of Writing Skills}, author={Eleni Miltsakaki and Karen Kukich}, booktitle={ACL}, year={2000} }