“What is on your mind?” Automated Scoring of Mindreading in Childhood and Early Adolescence

Venelin Kovatchev, Phillip Smith, Mark Lee, Imogen Grumley Traynor, Irene Luque Aguilera, R.T. Devine

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In this paper we present the first work on the automated scoring of mindreading ability in middle childhood and early adolescence. We create MIND-CA, a new corpus of 11,311 question-answer pairs in English from 1,066 children aged from 7 to 14. We perform machine learning experiments and carry out extensive quantitative and qualitative evaluation. We obtain promising results, demonstrating the applicability of state-of-the-art NLP solutions to a new domain and task.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
EditorsDonia Scott, Nuria Bel, Chengqing Zong
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
PublisherInternational Committee on Computational Linguistics
Number of pages6228
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020
EventInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 Dec 202013 Dec 2020
Conference number: 28

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NameProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics
Abbreviated titleCOLING
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