E-Assessment Data Compatibility Resolution Methodology with Bidirectional Data Transformation
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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, & University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Publication date: 2017-06-19
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2017;13(7):3969-3991
Electronic Assessment (E-Assessment) also known as computer aided assessment for the purposes involving diagnostic, formative or summative examining using data analysis. Digital assessments come commonly from social, academic, and adaptive learning in machine readable forms to deliver the machine scoring function. To achieve real-time and smart e-assessment, data modeling needs dramatic improvements at the level of representation which will improve examinees to gain prompt response instantly after attempting exams. Whereas, computer based inference to gain intelligence in assessing results through computations is becoming a useful feature in todays’ testing systems. Induction of rule base linked data is desired to be reformed from the old tradition data model found either in spread sheet or relational database used for data storage. These data forms are essential to be converted into semantical annotated form to support Artificial Intelligence. This can be done with the use of Semantic Web data model Resource Description Framework (RDF) built-up using hierarchal and linked data representation. Updating assessment source data later for results is one of the hardest problem of all viabilities in traditional and semantically augmented systems when combined for evaluating. This study purposes a methodology of bidirectional data transformation back and forth from Relational Database (RDB) and RDF. A case study representing qualitative analysis of transforming student’s results information into RDF store reforming data as ready to be analyzed. At the end of this study outcomes show how data updating becomes feasible by following proposed data transformation procedure.
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