Examining language-agnostic methods of automatic coding in the community of inquiry framework

Yuta Taniguchi, Shin'Ichi Konomi, Yoshiko Goda

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Abstract

This study discusses the automatic coding methods of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for multilingual contexts, in particular. In universities, foreign students cannot be overlooked, and learning systems are also required to work in multilingual situations. However, none of the existing work has addressed the lack of language-agnostic and automatic coding algorithms for the CoI framework, even though the framework is widely used to assess student-generated texts. In this study, we investigate the performance of a data-driven text tokenization algorithm for automatic coding. Using a real-world dataset, we compare the prediction performance of the language-independent tokenizer with a language-dependent tokenizer. Our experiments show the data-driven tokenizer to be comparable to its competitor, and a classification algorithm with this tokenizer could achieve high prediction performance for many CoI indicators. We believe that our experimental results are informative and could provide a baseline for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2019
PublisherIADIS Press
Pages19-26
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533937
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event16th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2019 - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: Nov 7 2019Nov 9 2019

Publication series

Name16th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2019

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2019
CountryItaly
CityCagliari
Period11/7/1911/9/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Taniguchi, Y., Konomi, SI., & Goda, Y. (2019). Examining language-agnostic methods of automatic coding in the community of inquiry framework. In 16th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2019 (pp. 19-26). (16th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2019). IADIS Press.