Computer-Assisted Item Generation for Listening Cloze Tests and Dictation Practice in English

  • Shang-Ming Huang
  • Chao-Lin Liu
  • Zhao-Ming Gao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3583)


We take advantages of abundant text resource on the Internet and information about English phonetics for assisting human teachers to prepare test items for listening and dictation in English. In this preliminary exploration, we built an environment in which teachers choose words that they want to have test items for, and teachers compose the final test items based on the test items that are algorithmically generated by our system. The output of the current system indicates that computers can play active roles in assisting the composition of test items, though we have not done a field test over the usability issues.


Test Item Phonetic Feature English Vocabulary Tongue Position Phoneme Sequence 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shang-Ming Huang
    • 1
  • Chao-Lin Liu
    • 1
  • Zhao-Ming Gao
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Dept. of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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