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Interpreting imprecise diagrams

Waugh, Kevin; Thomas, Pete and Smith, Neil (2004). Interpreting imprecise diagrams. In: Blackwell, Alan; Marriott, Kim and Shimojima, Atsushi eds. Diagrammatic representation and inference: Third International Conference, Diagrams 2004, Cambridge, UK, March 22-24, 2004. Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science (2980). Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 239 -241.

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Imprecise diagrams (those with malformed, missing, or extraneous features) occur in many situations. We propose a five-stage architecture for interpreting such diagrams and have implemented a tool, within this architecture, for automatically grading answers to examination questions. The approach is based on identifying (possibly malformed) minimal meaningful units and interpreting them to yield a meaningful result. Early indications are that the tools performance is similar to that of human markers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978354021268X
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 2448
Depositing User: Kevin Waugh
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2015 11:32
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