Ghader Kurdi

Ghader Kurdi
Umm Al-Qura University

Doctor of Philosophy


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Successful exams require a balance of easy, medium, and difficult questions. Question difficulty is generally either estimated by an expert or determined after an exam is taken. The latter provides no utility for the generation of new questions and the former is expensive both in terms of time and cost. Additionally, it is not known whether expert...
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While exam-style questions are a fundamental educational tool serving a variety of purposes, manual construction of questions is a complex process that requires training, experience, and resources. This, in turn, hinders and slows down the use of educational activities (e.g. providing practice questions) and new advances (e.g. adaptive testing) tha...
Designing good multiple choice questions (MCQs) for education and assessment is time consuming and error-prone. An abundance of structured and semi-structured data has led to the development of automatic MCQ generation methods. Recently, ontologies have emerged as powerful tools to enable the automatic generation of MCQs. However, current question...
Conference Paper
In order to provide support for the construction of MCQs, there have been recent efforts to generate MCQs with controlled difficulty from OWL ontologies. Preliminary evaluation suggests that automatically generated questions are not field ready yet and highlight the need for further evaluations. In this study, we have presented an extensive evaluat...


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generate good quality questions that can be used for assessment