ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)

Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England
September 3-5, 2009

Automatic Question Generation and Answer Judging: A Q&A Game for Language Learning

Yushi Xu, Anna Goldie, Stephanie Seneff

Spoken Language Systems Group, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, USA

We have designed a question and answer game for students learning Mandarin Chinese. The game produces spoken questions from automatically generated statements, and judges the student’s answers automatically. The student interacts with the system by speech, so that comprehensive reading, listening and speaking ability can be practiced. This paper focuses on the methods for question generation and answer judgment, as well as the game implementation. Evaluation results have shown that our methods and the game system are both successful.

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Bibliographic reference.  Xu, Yushi / Goldie, Anna / Seneff, Stephanie (2009): "Automatic question generation and answer judging: a q&a game for language learning", In SLaTE-2009, 57-60.