Generating Quizzes for History Learning Based on Wikipedia Articles

  • Yoshihiro Tamura
  • Yutaka Takase
  • Yuki Hayashi
  • Yukiko I. NakanoEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9192)


In intelligent tutoring systems (ITS), creating large amounts of educational content requires a large-scale and multi-domain knowledge base. However, most knowledge bases for ITSs are still manually developed. Aiming at reducing the cost of developing educational contents, this study proposes a method to generate multiple-choice history quizzes using Wikipedia articles. We also propose a method for assigning an importance measure to each relevant article based on hierarchical categories and the number of incoming links to the article. This is indispensable in generating quizzes that test basic knowledge of history. Finally, the results of evaluating these methods show that the proposed methods are useful in automatically creating quizzes for history exercise.


ITS Quiz generation Wikipedia History education 



This research was supported by CREST, JST.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiro Tamura
    • 1
  • Yutaka Takase
    • 2
  • Yuki Hayashi
    • 3
  • Yukiko I. Nakano
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologySeikei UniversityMusashinoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceSeikei UniversityMusashinoJapan
  3. 3.College of Sustainable System SciencesOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan

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