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Automatic identification of discourse moves in scientific article introductions
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (2008)
  • Elena Cotos, Iowa State University
  • Nick Pendar
Abstract
This paper reports on the first stage of building an educational tool for international graduate students to improve their academic writing skills. Taking a text-categorization approach, we experimented with several models to automatically classify sentences in research article introductions into one of three rhetorical moves. The paper begins by situating the project within the larger framework of intelligent computer-assisted language learning. It then presents the details of the study with very encouraging results. The paper then concludes by commenting on how the system may be improved and how the project is intended to be pursued and evaluated.
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Elena Cotos and Nick Pendar. "Automatic identification of discourse moves in scientific article introductions" Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elena_cotos/13/