Automatic evaluation of partial solutions

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Giuseppe Fiorentino
Giuliano Pacini


A well-established approach for the solution of a non-trivial problem requires to split it into a hierarchy of simpler subproblems (divide and rule). The same splitting can be taken as the basis for partial evaluation, attributing the credits arising from solved sub-problems to the student. The paper starts from this convergence to analyse the feasibility of automatic evaluation of partial solutions and proposes an automatic evaluation rule that can be applied to a wide range of problems.

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