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  1. Recent Innovations in Machine Scoring of Student- and Test Taker-Written and -Spoken Responses

    Author(s): Shermis, Mark D. ; Burstein, Jill ; Brew, Christopher ; Higgins, Derrick ; Zechner, Klaus

    Publication Year: 2016

    Source: Lane, Suzanne; Raymond, Mark R.; Haladyna, Thomas M. (eds.) Handbook of Test Development, Second Edition. New York: Routledge, 2016, p335-354

  2. A Transformation-Based Approach to Argument Labeling

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2004

    Source: Ng, Hwee Tou; Riloff, Eileen (eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. The Association for Computational Linguistics, 2004, p114-117

  3. Automated Essay Scoring: Writing Assessment and Instruction

    Author(s): Shermis, Mark D. ; Burstein, Jill ; Higgins, Derrick ; Zechner, Klaus

    Publication Year: 2010

    Source: Peterson, Penelope; Baker, Eva; McGaw, Barry (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Ed., Vol. 4. Oxford: Elsevier, 2010, p20-26

  4. Evaluating the Construct-Coverage of the e-rater Scoring Engine

    Author(s): Quinlan, Thomas ; Higgins, Derrick ; Wolff, Susanne

    Publication Year: 2009

    Source: ETS Research Report

  5. Advanced Capabilities for Evaluating Student Writing: Detecting Off-Topic Essays Without Topic-Specific Training

    Author(s): Burstein, Jill ; Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2005

    Source: Looi, C.K.(ed). Artificial Inteligence in Education: Learning through Intelligent and Socially Informed Technology. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press, 2005, p112-119

  6. Using Singular-Value Decomposition on Local Word Contexts to Derive a Measure of Constructional Similarity

    Author(s): Deane, Paul ; Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2007

    Source: Fitzpatrick, Eileen (ed.) Corpus Linguistics Beyond the Word: Corpus Research from Phrase to Discourse. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007, p43-58

  7. SpeechRater: A Construct-Driven Approach to Scoring Spontaneous Non-Native Speech

    Author(s): Zechner, Klaus ; Higgins, Derrick ; Xi, Xiaoming

    Publication Year: 2007

    Source: Eskenazi, M. (Chair) Proceedings of the International Speech Communication Association Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE). International Speech Communication Association, 2007

  8. Reliability of Human Annotation of Semantic Roles in Noisy Text

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2007

    Source: Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, 2007, p501-508

  9. Automatic Scoring of Non-Native Spontaneous Speech in Tests of Spoken English

    Author(s): Zechner, Klaus ; Higgins, Derrick ; Xi, Xiaoming ; Williamson, David M.

    Publication Year: 2009

    Source: Speech Communication, v51 n10 p883-895, 2009

  10. Non-English Response Detection Method for Automated Proficiency Scoring System

    Author(s): Yoon, Su-Youn ; Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2011

    Source: Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, Jun 24, 2011, p161-169

  11. A Machine-Learning Approach to the Identification of WH Gaps

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2003

    Source: Proceedings of the tenth conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, v2, 2003, p99-102

  12. Adapting the Acoustic Model of a Speech Recognizer for Varied Proficiency Non-Native Spontaneous Speech Using Read Speech with Language-Specific Pronunciation Difficulty

    Author(s): Zechner, Klaus ; Higgins, Derrick ; Lawless, Rene ; Futagi, Yoko ; Ohls, Sarah ; Ivanov, George

    Publication Year: 2009

    Source: Interspeech 2009: 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, v1-5, 2009, p612-615

  13. Using Amazon Mechanical Turk for Transcription of Non-Native Speech

    Author(s): Evanini, Keelan ; Higgins, Derrick ; Zechner, Klaus

    Publication Year: 2010

    Source: Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Workshop on Creating Speech and Language Data with Amazon's Mechanical Turk, Los Angeles, CA: Association for Computational Linguistics, Jun 2010, p53-56

  14. Is Getting the Right Answer Just About Choosing the Right Words? The Role of Syntactically-Informed Features in Short Answer Scoring.

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick ; Brew, Chris ; Heilman, Michael ; Ziai, Ramon ; Chen, Lei ; Cahill, Aoife ; Flor, Michael ; Madnani, Nitin ; Tetreault, Joel ; Blanchard, Daniel ; Napolitano, Diane ; Lee, Chong Min ; Blackmore, John

    Publication Year: 2014

    Source:, Cornell Univrsity Library Open Access e-Prints, Computation and Language, Mar 5, 2014

  15. Managing What We Can Measure: Quantifying the Susceptibility of Automated Scoring Systems to Gaming Behavior

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick ; Heilman, Michael

    Publication Year: 2014

    Source: Educational Measurement: Issues & Practice, v33 n3 p36-46, Fal 2014

  16. Automated Scoring of Spontaneous Speech Using SpeechRater v1.0

    Author(s): Xi, Xiaoming ; Higgins, Derrick ; Zechner, Klaus ; Williamson, David M.

    Publication Year: 2008

    Source: ETS Research Report

  17. Evaluating Multiple Aspects of Coherence in Student Essays

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick ; Burstein, Jill ; Marcu, Daniel ; Gentile, Claudia A.

    Publication Year: 2004

    Source: Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2004, p185-192

  18. A Three-Stage Approach to the Automated Scoring of Spontaneous Spoken Responses

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick ; Xi, Xiaoming ; Zechner, Klaus ; Williamson, David M.

    Publication Year: 2011

    Source: Computer Speech and Language, v25 n2 p282-306, Apr 2011

  19. Measuring the Use of Factual Information in Test-Taker Essays

    Author(s): Beigman Klebanov, Beata ; Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2012

    Source: Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, Montreal, Canada, Jun 3-8, p63-72

  20. Sentence Similarity Measures for Essay Coherence

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick ; Burstein, Jill

    Publication Year: 2007

    Source: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Computational Semantics, 2007, p77-88

  21. A Comparison of Two Scoring Methods for an Automated Speech Scoring System

    Author(s): Xi, Xiaoming ; Higgins, Derrick ; Zechner, Klaus ; Williamson, David M.

    Publication Year: 2012

    Source: Language Testing, v29 n3 p371-394, Jul 2012

  22. Which Statistics Reflect Semantics? Rethinking Synonymy and Word Similarity

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2004

    Source: Kepser, S.; Reis, M. (eds.) Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2005, p265-284

  23. Item Distiller: Text Retrieval for Computer-Assisted Test Item Creation

    Author(s): Higgins, Derrick

    Publication Year: 2007

    Source: ETS Research Memorandum

  24. TOEFL11: A Corpus of Non-Native English

    Author(s): Blanchard, Daniel ; Tetreault, Joel ; Higgins, Derrick ; Cahill, Aoife ; Chodorow, Martin

    Publication Year: 2013

    Source: ETS Research Report

  25. Model Analysis and Model Creation: Capturing the Task-Model Structure of Quantitative Item Domains

    Author(s): Deane, Paul ; Graf, Edith Aurora ; Higgins, Derrick ; Futagi, Yoko ; Lawless, Rene

    Publication Year: 2006

    Source: ETS Research Report

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