Critical thinking is a well-established concept but difficult to define. This article presents a prototype for the automatic evaluation of critical thinking through Natural Language Processing techniques in order to quantify four macro-indicators of critical thinking. The system works on answers given to open questions and recognize the basic language skills, relevance, importance and novelty on the given text. In the future we will try to include all the macro-indicators of critical thinking and provide an experimental evaluation of the system.
Poce, A., DE MEDIO, C., Amenduni, F., Re, M.R. (2019). Critical Thinking assessment: A first approach to the automatic evaluation. In 2019 18th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2019 September 2019 (pp.1-8). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/ITHET46829.2019.8937353].