The eye as the window of the language ability: Estimation of English skills by analyzing eye movement while reading documents

Kazuyo Yoshimura, Koichi Kise, Kai Steven Kunze

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Abstract

Reading-life log is a research field of analyzing our activities of reading documents to know more about readers and documents. In this paper we propose an implementation of reading-life log which is to estimate the English language skill by analyzing the activities of reading English documents. As input for the analysis, we employ eye movement information, because we consider the eye movement of skillful readers is far different from that of novices. From the experiments, we have found that the following two features are informative: (1) the sum of fixation duration, and (2) the sum of the velocity of saccades. By using these features the proposed method is to estimate the class of English skill from among low, middle and high, which are defined based on the scores of English standardized test called TOEIC. From the experimental results with 11 subjects and 10 documents, we have been successful to estimate the class with the accuracy of 90.9%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2015 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages251-255
Number of pages5
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781479918058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 20
Event13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2015 - Nancy, France
Duration: 2015 Aug 232015 Aug 26

Other

Other13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2015
CountryFrance
CityNancy
Period15/8/2315/8/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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