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A New Intelligent Methodology for Computer based Assessment of Short Answer Question based on a New Enhanced Soundex Phonetic Algorithm for Arabic Language

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 34 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors:
Howida Abdel Fattah Shedeed
10.5120/4136-6054

Howida Abdel Fattah Shedeed. Article: A New Intelligent Methodology for Computer based Assessment of Short Answer Question based on a New Enhanced Soundex Phonetic Algorithm for Arabic Language. International Journal of Computer Applications 34(10):40-47, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Howida Abdel Fattah Shedeed},
	title = {Article: A New Intelligent Methodology for Computer based Assessment of Short Answer Question based on a New Enhanced Soundex Phonetic Algorithm for Arabic Language},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {34},
	number = {10},
	pages = {40-47},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Today most e-tests that created using the commercial tools for e-test generation or the Learning Management Systems (LMSs) such as Moodle or others don't provide a methodology for a perfect assessment of short answer questions. Unfortunately all of them provide a binary assessment that can be 1 (for completely True) or 0 (for completely false) even if the answer is partially true or partially false. So in this paper the author presents a new intelligent methodology, and its implementation, for computer based assessment of the student’s short answer in e-test with English or Arabic language. This methodology is based on applying the Soundex phonetic algorithm on the answer’s word for English or Arabic language to facilitate a computer based intelligent marking method. The student who responds with the correct spelling answer’s word takes the total point of the question while the student who responds with the correct sounding but not correct spelling word may take points less than or equal to the total points according to the considered subject and the instructor’s opinion. This intelligent marking method can be used for subjects that are not required correct spelling answers such as Science, Humanities and other subjects rather than the “languages” subjects. This paper also presents a new enhanced Soundex algorithm for Arabic language that achieved less error rates than the present algorithms as shown in the experimental results

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