Assessing word-processing skills by event stream analysis

Dowsing, R. D. (2000) Assessing word-processing skills by event stream analysis. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 52 (3). pp. 453-469. ISSN 1071-5819

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Abstract

This paper derives the algorithms required to process the stream of textual events collected from a candidate's interaction with a word processor to produce an assessment of their word-processing skills. The information that can be extracted from the textual event stream is compared to that which can be deduced from a comparison of the candidate's submitted answer with the model answer(s) generated by the examiner. For many examinations, document comparison is simpler and more efficient than event stream analysis but it is not always possible to fully analyse errors from document comparison; hence a mixture of document comparison and event stream analysis is desirable for computer-based word-processing assessment.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 13:11
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 17:45
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/22479
DOI: 10.1006/ijhc.1999.0339

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