ICE: A System for Identification of Conflicts in Exams

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ICE: A System for Identification of Conflicts in Exams
Although E-learning has advanced considerably in the last decade, some of its aspects, such as E-testing, are still in the development phase. Authoring tools and test banks for E-tests are becoming an integral and indispensable part of E-learning platforms and with the implementation of E-learning standards, such as IMS QTI, E-testing material can be easily shared and reused across various platforms. With the knowledge available for re-use and exam automation comes a new challenge: making sure that created exams are free of conflicts. A Conflict exists in an exam if at least two questions within that exam are redundant in content, and/or if at least one question reveals the answer to another question within the same exam. In this paper we propose using Information Retrieval techniques to detect conflicts within an exam. Our solution, ICE (Identification of Conflicts in Exams), is based on the vector space model relying on tfidf weighing and the cosine function to calculate similarity....
Hicham Hage, Esma Aïmeur
Added 10 Jun 2010
Updated 10 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Hicham Hage, Esma Aïmeur
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