Posted by: Jeremy Fox | April 23, 2012

Human instructors > computers

Like me, many of you are probably grading final exams right now. For a very funny illustration of why, for better or worse, computers will not be able to do this task for you any time soon, see here (see also here for an example of the sort of essay that computer grading algorithms like).

I leave it to you to consider the relevance of this to the use of citation indices and other computer-generated measures of “influence”.

 

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