Workshop on the Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge

September 25-26, 2008
NSF, Arlington, VA



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Sponsored by NSF


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A SIGGEN-endorsed Event
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FINAL REPORT
Rus, V. & Graesser, A.C. (Eds.). (2009). The Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge. ISBN:978-0-615-27428-7.
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NEWS: The 2nd Workshop on Question Generation will be held in cooperation with AIED 2009
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The Workshop on the Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge aims primarily at establishing a community consensus with respect to a shared task evaluation campaign on Question Generation. The outcome of the workshop will be a detailed plan for preparing a shared task on Question Generation as part of Generation Challenges 2010.

As a secondary goal, the workshop aims at boosting research on computational models of Question Generation, an area less studied by the natural language generation community. Question Generation is an important component in learning technologies such as Intelligent Tutoring Systems, inquiry-based environments, and instructional games, so the workshop could have broader impact on improving the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines through improved educational software applications. Advances in Question Generation will have ripple effects in learning technologies that rely on Question Generation to provide quality education to students of various ages and disciplines.
Updates

May 30, 2008: Website up and running.
June 1, 2008: CFP issued on the website.
June 13, 2008: Poster available here.
July 3, 2008: SIGGEN endorses the worskhop.
July 11: Marilyn Walker will deliver the keynote talk.
August 19: The page length of CAMERA-READY papers has been increased to 3 pages.

Last updated: 05/18/2008 15:38:57