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Type: Conference paper
Title: Educational question answering motivated by question-specific concept maps
Author: Atapattu, T.
Falkner, K.
Falkner, N.
Citation: Artificial Intelligence in Education, 17th International Conference, AIED 2015, 2015 / Conati, C., Heffernan, N., Mitrovic, A., Verdejo, M.F. (ed./s), vol.9112, pp.13-22
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2015
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; 9112
ISBN: 9783319197722
ISSN: 0302-9743
Conference Name: 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) (22 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015 : Madrid, Spain)
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Thushari Atapattu, Katrina Falkner, and Nickolas Falkner
Abstract: Question answering (QA) is the automated process of answering general questions submitted by humans in natural language. QA has previously been explored within the educational context to facilitate learning, however the majority of works have focused on text-based answering. As an alternative, this paper proposes an approach to return answers as a concept map, which further encourages meaningful learning and knowledge organisation. Additionally, this paper investigates whether adapting the returned concept map to the specific question context provides further learning benefit. A randomised experiment was conducted with a sample of 59 Computer Science undergraduates, obtaining statistically significant results on learning gain when students are provided with the question-specific concept maps. Further, time spent on studying the concept maps were positively correlated with the learning gain.
Description: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence is a Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
RMID: 0030040202
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_2
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