Automarking Web Service

Automarking web service has been developed to provide short-answer marking service for everyone. The component-based architecture can be ‘plugged into’ an existing learning management system to make it capable of marking student responses of open-ended questions.


The research team has leveraged the research conducted in recent Natural Language Processing studies and designed a computerized marking mechanism for marking students’ short-answers based on the semantic meaning of those answers. An open access Automarking web service has been developed to provide short-answer marking service for everyone. Automarking service is also a self-sustainable complete online exam system which schools and teachers can use it to create their own item bank and tests, to manual and to auto mark students’ answer sheets, and to review the results from various perspectives such as test, item, and individual student.

Automarking web service is a completely open-access online exam system and marking service which realized the computerized short-answer marking mechanism proposed by the research team earlier. Not only schools, teachers, and students can benefit from the computerized marking service, but also developers and companies of computer-based test providers can integrate the mechanism into existing their CBT products and services, by communicating to Automarking web service with SOAP Envelope in XML. The component-based architecture selected seems appropriate as the ultimate goal of the system would be to support existing Learning Management Systems. As such, only those components required could be ‘plugged into’ an existing LMS to make the LMS capable of marking student responses of open-ended questions.

Here is the system website

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References:

Quan Meng, Laurie Cutrone, Maiga Chang, and Kinshuk. (2013). Automarking Web Service. In the Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, (ICALT 2013), Beijing, China, July 15-18, 2013, 146-148.

Laurie Cutrone, Maiga Chang, and Kinshuk. (2011). Auto-Assessor: Computerized Assessment System for Marking Student’s Short-Answers Automatically. In the Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, (T4E 2011), Chennai, India, July 14-16, 2011, 81-88.

Laurie Cutrone and Maiga Chang. (2010). Automarking: Automatic Assessment of Open Questions. In the Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, (ICALT 2010), Sousse, Tunisia, July 5-7, 2010, 143-147.