Computers marking essays? Possibly

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Computers can find a good Greek restaurant, recognize a song on the radio and beat our best players at Jeopardy. But can they grade our kids’ writing?
A wide-ranging new analysis suggests that the answer is “Yes.”
The study of automated computer essay-scoring software finds that a handful of programs are “capable of producing scores similar to human scores” on thousands of sample essays.
Full Text: Computer scoring of essays shows promise, analysis shows – USATODAY.com.

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