Structured Generation of Technical Reading Lists


Learners need to find suitable documents to read and prioritize them in an appropriate order. We present a method of automatically generating reading lists, selecting documents based on their pedagogical value to the learner and ordering them using the structure of concepts in the domain. Resulting reading lists related to computational linguistics were evaluated by advanced learners and judged to be near the quality of those generated by domain experts. We provide an open-source implementation of our method to enable future work on reading list generation.


Gordon, J., Aguilar, S., Sheng, E., & Burns, G. (2017). Structured generation of technical reading lists. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (pp. 261-270).