What is on your mind? Automated scoring of mindreading in childhood and early adolescence.

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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
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020
EventInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 Dec 202013 Dec 2020
Conference number: 28


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics
Abbreviated titleCOLING
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