The Beetle and BeeDiff Tutoring Systems

Charles B. Callaway, Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Elaine Farrow, Manuel Marques-Pita, Colin Matheson, Johanna D. Moore

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    Abstract

    We describe two tutorial dialogue systems that adapt techniques from task-oriented dialogue systems to tutorial dialogue. Both systems employ the same reusable deep natural language understanding and generation components to interpret students' written utterances and to automatically generate adaptive tutorial responses, with separate domain reasoners to provide the necessary knowledge about the correctness of student answers and hinting strategies. We focus on integrating the domain-independent language processing components with domain-specific reasoning and tutorial components in order to improve the dialogue interaction, and present a preliminary analysis of BeeDiff's evaluation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education
    Place of PublicationFarmington
    PublisherCarnegie Mellon University and ISCA Archive
    Pages92-95
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
    EventSLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education - Farmington, Pennsylvania, United States
    Duration: 1 Oct 20073 Oct 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceSLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education
    CountryUnited States
    CityFarmington, Pennsylvania
    Period1/10/073/10/07

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    Callaway, C. B., Dzikovska, M. O., Farrow, E., Marques-Pita, M., Matheson, C., & Moore, J. D. (2007). The Beetle and BeeDiff Tutoring Systems. In SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (pp. 92-95). Carnegie Mellon University and ISCA Archive. http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/ccallawa/papers/slate2007.pdf