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Automatically assessing resource quality for educational digital libraries

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Automatically assessing resource quality for educational digital libraries
With the rise of community-generated web content, the need for automatic assessment of resource quality has grown, particularly in the realm of educational digital libraries. We demonstrate how developing a concrete definition of quality for web-based resources can make machine learning approaches to automating quality assessment tractable. Using data from several previous studies of quality, we gathered a set of key dimensions and indicators of quality that were commonly identified by educators. We then performed a mixed-method study of digital library quality experts, showing that our characterization of quality captured the subjective processes used by the experts when assessing resource quality. Using key indicators of quality selected from a statistical analysis of our expert study data, we developed a set of annotation guidelines and annotated a corpus of 1000 digital resources for the presence or absence of our key quality indicators. Agreement among annotators was high, and in...
Philipp G. Wetzler, Steven Bethard, Kirsten R. But
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Year 2009
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Authors Philipp G. Wetzler, Steven Bethard, Kirsten R. Butcher, James H. Martin, Tamara Sumner
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