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Les Perelman's BABEL generator. You try it.

My friend Les Perelman and some grad students came up with software that generates gibberish. They named the program BABEL,  the Basic Automated BS Essay Language Generator. 760 more words

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Educational Testing Service censors Les Perelman's exposé of their B.S.

Les Perelman (second from right) on a recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Les Perelman is not only an old high school pal. We are still friends. 1,947 more words


Les Perelman’s robo-graded essay

The New York Times reports on a competition to develop the best automated essay grading software.  The idea is that students taking an essay test (such as the SAT) could have their essays graded by computer instead of a human teacher (or jointly, both by computer and human).   … 1,127 more words


Around the Web: Grading Like Machines

Here we are: the point in the semester where many a dedicated instructor quails before the giant stack of papers on his or her desk. If your students are handing in their papers only a day or two before they leave campus, writing carefully considered comments can feel like putting a message in a bottle. 804 more words

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Think Computers Can Replace Humans as Test Graders? Think Again.

If a robot was grading this article as if it were an essay on the SAT, the perfect opening line would go a little something like this: Computerized robotic technology has been shown to be a highly efficient device to grade standardized examinations, however, when put to the test the mechanized system is easy to thwart. 356 more words