Towards generating multiple-choice tests for supporting extensive reading

Shinjiro Okaku, Emi Ishita, Yoichi Tomiura, Shosaku Tanaka

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We propose a method for generating multiplechoice test for an English text selected by a learner and its answer, that are used to make a self-assessment whether the learner comprehends the text after reading it. In our method, the system extracts several important sentences from the text, and replaces one word in each of these sentences with its synonym (if possible). One of these sentences is then selected as a correct optional sentence, while further changes to the polarities or nouns in the remaining sentences are carried out to generate distractor optional sentences for the multiplechoice test. Our method has potential to make extensive reading in English more effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue numberJanuary
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education


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