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1. (WO2018165579) AUTOMATED TOOL FOR QUESTION GENERATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165579    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021798
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: EDUWORKS CORPORATION
Inventors: KELSEY, Elaine
GOETSCHALCKX, Robby Jozef Maria
RAY, Ronald Edward
VEDEN, Aaron J.
ROBSON, Elliot Nicholas
ROBSON, Robert O.
Title: AUTOMATED TOOL FOR QUESTION GENERATION
Abstract:
Computerized methods are disclosed for automated question generation from source documents through natural language processing, for applications including training and testing. Interleaved selection and transformation phases employ combined systematic-syntactic analysis to progressively refine natural input text into a high density of text fragments having high content value. Non-local semantic content and attributes such as emphasis attributes can be attached to the text fragments. The text fragments are reverse parsed by matching against a precomputed library of combined semantic-syntactic patterns. Once the patterns of each fragment are determined, transformation of fragments into question-answer pairs is performed using question selectors and answer selectors tailored to each pattern. Methods for constructing distractors, both internal and external, are also disclosed. The ecosystem of machine learning components, ontology resources, and process improvement are also described.