Neil Smith, Pete Thomas, and Kevin Waugh (2010) Diagram Interpretation and e-Learning Systems, in A.K. Goel, M. Jamnik, and N.H. Narayanan (Eds.): Diagrams 2010, LNAI 6170, pp. 331-333. Springer, Heidelberg (2010).

Thomas, P.G., Smith, N., and Waugh, K. (2009) The role of labels in the automatic assessment of graph-based diagrams. In proceedings of 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Learning (Icde 2009). June 8-11, 2009, Maastricht, Holland.

Discusses the way in which labels are compared in diagrams.

Thomas, P.G., Smith, N., and Waugh, K. (2009) Automatically assessing diagrams. In proceedings IADIS International Conference  e-Learning 2009, Algarve, Portugal, 17 - 20 June 2009.

Discusses the overall approach to marking diagrams.

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K., and Smith, N.. (2009) Generalised Diagram Revision Tools with Automatic Marking. In proceedings of 14th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 09), July 6-9, Paris, France.

Discusses the generalisations required to deal with classes of diagrams.

Thomas, P.G., Smith, N. Waugh, K.  Automatically assessing graph-based diagrams. J. Learning, Media and Technology, Special Issue: Reframing e-assessment, Routledge, September, 2008, pp 249-267.

Discusses: Marking graph-based diagrams, Experiments

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K, Smith, N. A revision tool for teaching and learning sequence diagrams, ED-MEDIA, July 2008, Vienna, Austria, pp 5454-5460.

Discusses: SD-Exerciser Revision Tool

Thomas, P.G., Smith, N. Waugh, K..  Automatic Assessment of Sequence Diagrams, Proceedings of 12th International CAA Conference, July 2008, pp 319-330, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK,

Discusses: Sequence diagrams, syntax errors, SD-Exerciser

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K, Smith, N. Tools for supporting the teaching and learning of data modelling ED-MEDIA, 25-29 June 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Discusses: The tools: SimpleDraw, Exerciser Revision Tool, Tutor Tool

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K, Smith, N.  Computer Assisted Assessment of Diagrams, ITiCSE, 25-29 June 2007, Dundee Scotland

Discusses: Diagram interpretation framework; automatic marking; validation experiments; feedback using overlays

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K, Smith, N.  Learning and automatically assessing graph-based diagrams ALT-C2007, September 2007, Nottingham, UK

Discusses: Framework, marking method, synonyms, marking schemes, evaluation of marker, Revision Tool, Tutor Tool, Redrawing Tool

Waugh, K.G, Thomas, P.G, Smith, N.  Teaching and learning applications related to the automated interpretation of ERDs TLAD , July 2007, Glasgow, UK

Discusses: MMUs; Tutor Tool; experiments in automatic marking; revision tool; user evaluation of revision tool

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K, Smith, N.  Using Patterns in the Automatic Marking of ER-Diagrams. In Proceedings of ITiCSE 06, June, 2006, Bologna, Italy, 403-413.
Discusses: Framework; automatic grading; patterns; matching patterns; cliches

An approach to the Automatic Grading of Imprecise Diagrams (Technical Report)

A Revision Tool for Learning Data Modelling with Diagrams (Technical Report)

Thomas, P.G., Waugh, K, Smith, N. Experiments in the Automatic Marking of ER-Diagrams. In Proceedings of ITiCSE 05, June, 2005, Monte de Caparica, Portugal, 158-162.

Discusses: Imprecise diagrams; pipeline; initial experiments; feedback; revision tool

Interpreting Imprecise Diagrams. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference in the Theory and Application of Diagrams. March 22-24, Cambridge,UK. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, eds: Alan Blackwell, Kim Marriott, Atsushi Shimojima,2980, 239-241. ISBN 3-540-21268-X

Discusses: Framework; pipeline; mock exam data

Waugh, K, Thomas, P.G., Smith, N. Toward the Automatic Assessment of Entity-Relationship Diagrams. In Proceedings of the LTSN-ICS Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Databases Conference, Edinburgh (2004).

Discusses: What is a diagram; correspondence between text and diagrams; automated assessment; pipeline; why ERDs

Thomas, P.G.  Drawing Diagrams in an Online Examination. In Proceedings of 8th International CAA Conference, July 2004, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, 403-413, 2004.

Discusses: Drawing tool; pipeline; online exam

Grading Diagrams Automatically (Technical Report)

Comparing machine graded diagrams with human markers (Technical Report)

Thomas, P.G.  Evaluation of Electronic Marking of Examinations, In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2003), Thesaloniki, Greece, 50-54.

Discusses: Marking textual answers; problems with marking exam scripts; AND-OR diagrams for representing solutions; evaluation

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