Evaluating the difficulty of concepts on domain knowledge using latent semantic analysis

Tao Hsing Chang, Yao-Ting Sung, Yao Tung Lee

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Abstract

As for the field of educational research and its applications, evaluating concept difficulty is necessary but difficult to carry out the work. Two major approaches are employed in previous research to evaluate the difficulty of concepts. Both of two approaches do not take into account whether concepts are acquired by learners and readers or not. This paper will be focused on constructing basic concept list of domain knowledge with latent semantic analysis (LSA), and use the age of acquisition of concept for representing the difficulty of concept. This paper will utilize natural science texts of elementary school in Taiwan as experimental materials to verify the validity of using our proposed method for evaluating the difficulty of concept.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Asian Language Processing, IALP 2013
Pages193-196
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 International Conference on Asian Language Processing, IALP 2013 - Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
Duration: 2013 Aug 172013 Aug 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Asian Language Processing, IALP 2013

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Asian Language Processing, IALP 2013
CountryChina
CityUrumqi, Xinjiang
Period13/8/1713/8/19

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Keywords

  • Age-of-acquisition
  • Concept difficulty
  • LSA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Chang, T. H., Sung, Y-T., & Lee, Y. T. (2013). Evaluating the difficulty of concepts on domain knowledge using latent semantic analysis. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Asian Language Processing, IALP 2013 (pp. 193-196). [6646035] (Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Asian Language Processing, IALP 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/IALP.2013.58