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Journal Title: Natural Language Engineering
Volume/Issue:   12/2
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Introduction
by Jill Burstein, Claudia Leacock
pp 109-113

Detecting Errors in English Article Usage by Non-native Speakers
by Na-Rae Han, Martin Chodorow, Claudia Leacock
pp 115-129

Evaluating State-of-the-Art Treebank-style Parsers for Coh-Metrix and Other Learning Technology Environments
by Christian F. Hempelmann, Vasile Rus, Arthur C. Graesser, Danielle S McNamara
pp 131-144

Identifying Off-topic Student Essays without Topic-specific Training Data
by D. Higgins, Jill Burstein
pp 145-159

Correlations between Dialogue Acts and Learning in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues
by Diane Litman, Kate Forbes-Riley
pp 161-176

A Computer-aided Environment for Generating Multiple-choice Test Items
by Ruslan Mitkov, Le An Ha, Nikiforos Karamanis
pp 177-194

Some Useful Tactics to Modify, Map, and Mine Data from Intelligent Tutors
by Jack Mostow
pp 195-208

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 17.2542