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MARC: a thought experiment in the morality of automated marking of English

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Automated essay scoring programmes are becoming more common and more technically advanced. They provoke strong reactions from both their advocates and their detractors. Arguments tend to fall into two categories: technical and principled. This paper argues that since technical difficulties will be overcome with time, the debate ought to be held in terms of the principles. A thought experiment, based on a technically perfect Automated Essay Scorer, is proposed in order to explore the moral que...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Changing English
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
393-401
Publication date:
2014-12-12
Acceptance date:
2014-09-01
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EISSN:
1469-3585
ISSN:
1358-684X
Language:
English
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2015-03-10

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