The Open UniversitySkip to content

Experiments in the automatic marking of ER-Diagrams

Thomas, Pete; Waugh, Kevin and Smith, Neil (2005). Experiments in the automatic marking of ER-Diagrams. In: 10th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 27-29 June 2005, Monte de Caparica, Portugal.

Full text available as:
PDF (Not Set) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (202Kb)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


In this paper we present an approach to the computer understanding of diagrams and show how it can be successfully applied to the automatic marking (grading) of student attempts at drawing entity-relationship (ER) diagrams. The automatic marker has been incorporated into a revision tool to enable students to practice diagramming and obtain feedback on their attempts.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: Diagram understanding; automatic grading; entity-relationship diagrams; teaching tool
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 2730
Depositing User: Pete Thomas
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:27
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340