Dealing with Interpretation Errors in Tutorial Dialogue

Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Charles B. Callaway, Elaine Farrow, Johanna D. Moore, Natalie B. Steinhauser, Gwendolyn E. Campbell

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    We describe an approach to dealing with interpretation errors in a tutorial dialogue system. Allowing students to provide explanations and generate contentful talk can be helpful for learning, but the language that can be understood by a computer system is limited by the current technology. Techniques for dealing with understanding problems have been developed primarily for spoken dialogue systems in informationseeking domains, and are not always appropriate for tutorial dialogue. We present a classification of interpretation errors and our approach for dealing with them within an implemented tutorial dialogue system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference: The 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
    EditorsPatrick G. T. Healey, Roberto Pieraccini, Donna K. Byron, Steve Young, Matthew Purver
    Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-932432-64-0
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
    EventThe 10th Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Sept 200912 Sept 2009


    ConferenceThe 10th Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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