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Mr. PHAN et al. received Kunifuji Award in KICSS 2022

Mr. PHAN, Huy Thanh (2nd-year master's student in Hasegawa Lab), Professor HASEGAWA, Shinobu, and Assistant Professor GU, Wen, Human Information Science Research Area, received Kunifuji Award in The 17th International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICSS 2022).

This conference aims to facilitate technology and knowledge exchange between international researchers/scholars in the field of knowledge science, information systems, and system science and creativity support systems intensively.
KICSS 2022 was held at Kyoto University on November 23-25, 2022.

■Date Awarded
November 25, 2022

Implementation of Automated Feedback System for Japanese Essays in Intermediate Education

Huy Thanh PHAN, Shinobu HASEGAWA, Wen GU

Traditional Automated Essay Scoring (AES) only provides students with a holistic score, unable to provide meaningful feedback on students writing. Holistic, structure, style, word, and readability are chosen from the 6+1 writing-trait theory to create an Automated Essay Feedback (AEF) for Japanese L1 students. By combining these rule-based traits with a data-driven model, we created a hybrid system that can automatically grade and give feedback to students. The system automatically identifies parts of student writing that need improvement, then recommends corrective and suggestive feedback. Our contributions are twofold: design a 5-writing-trait AEF for Japanese L1 students and implement the holistic corrective writing-trait.

Receiving the Kunifuji Award at the KICSS 2022 Conference is a great honor for us. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Prof. Hasegawa, for always encouraging us to pursue this research. We would also like to thank all of our colleagues, family members, friends, and loved ones who helped us receive this award. This award validates our beliefs, motivates us to work even harder, and inspires us to do better in the future. Despite the fact that problems frequently arose during our research, they were resolved one by one through consistency and persistence. We hope that our efforts will benefit educational research in the long run.

Assist Prof. GU (the left) and Mr. PHAN (the right)

December 1, 2022