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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
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    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2017Vol.9(5): 367-373 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2017.V9.1168

Automated Generation of Fill-in-the-Blanks-Type Quizzes Using Wikipedia

Naoshi Sakamoto

Abstract—Abstract—Consider generating quizzes for a knowledge of a category in order to make use of learning. Particularly, if we realized generating quizzes automatically by using Wikipedia, which is the vast treasure trove of knowledge, it might greatly contribute to learners. In this study, we propose a system that generates fill-in-the-blanks-type quizzes about a category consisting of the elements of the fixed number. To achieve this, the system calculates the tf-idf values for each word in retrieved documents from Wikipedia, and the degree of importance of sentences, then, outputs sentences in order of the degree of importance. In order to seek the most appropriate function for the degree of importance of a sentence, for some sample documents, we compare the correlation coefficient between the ranking obtained by human cooperators and the ranking generated by each of fifteen candidate functions.

Index Terms—Index Terms—correlated coefficient, quiz generation, rank aggregation, tf-idf, Wikipedia.

N. Sakamoto is with the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail:


Cite:Naoshi Sakamoto, "Automated Generation of Fill-in-the-Blanks-Type Quizzes Using Wikipedia," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 9, no.5, pp. 367-373 , 2017.

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