An evaluation of automatic text categorization in online discussion analysis

Andrew Kwok Fai Lui, Sandy S C LI, On Choy Sheung

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Abstract

Content analysis is often employed by teachers and research to analyse online discussion forums to serve various purposes such as assessment, evaluation, and educational research. Automating content analysis is desirable so that such analysis can be carried out efficiently on large amount of data. This paper evaluates text categorization and examines whether the attainable accuracy can satisfy the requirements of common content analysis tasks. It shows that even simple text categorization techniques can support tasks such as online learning progress monitoring. Methods of augmenting text categorization with other techniques are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Pages205-209
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 - Niigata, Japan
Duration: 18 Jul 200720 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNiigata
Period18/07/0720/07/07

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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