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Automatic question generation for Swedish: The current state

Kennet Wilhelmsson
Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Published in: Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 80:8, p. 71-79

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Published: 2012-11-12


ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


The research area of question generation (QG); in its current form; has a relatively brief history within NLP. A description of the current question generation implementation for Swedish text built on schema parsing is here presented and exemplified. Underlying the current approach is the view of ‘all textual information as answers to questions.’ This paper discusses strategies for enhanced functionality for arbitrary Swedish text through extended question generation. It also brings up some theoretical issues regarding the nature of the task; and concerns practical considerations in an area such as Intelligent CALL (ICALL) where this type of application has been considered for English.


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