Иностранные языки и межкультурная коммуникация: современные векторы развития и перспективы: сборник статей по результатам II научной конференции молодых ученых 26.05.2017 г. (ДИЯ НИУ ВШЭ)
The purpose of our research is to determine some criteria for automated essay scoring which could be used for automatic essays evaluation to help students preparing for IELTS writing test identify their weaknesses by giving them feedbacks. The object of our analysis are specific verb forms (gerund, to + infinitive, Past Participle form) in the preparational essays of such students and the subject of the research is the correlation between these verbs form quantity in an essay and the mark it is given. We found such a relation in a sample of essays using methodology of corpus and computer linguistics, as well as grammatical and statistical analysis. The finding of this article is the revealing of such a correlation, so the implementation of the criteria based on the aforementioned verb forms’ amount into grammatical-based AES program REALEC Inspector is the practical use of our research. We outline the following results of our study: applicability of the grammatic-based criteria to the AES systems and determination of one of these criteria.