Adaptive Intelligent Tutorial Dialogue in the BEETLE II System

Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Amy Isard, Peter Bell, Johanna D. Moore, Natalie B. Steinhauser, Gwendolyn E. Campbell, Leanne S. Taylor, Simon Caine, Charlie Scott

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Abstract / Description of output

In this interactive event we present Beetle II, a tutorial dialogue system designed to accept unrestricted language input and to support experimentation with different approaches to tutoring. Encouraging students to produce explanations and giving them detailed feedback is important for effective learning (e.g., [2]). But adding this capability to existing ITS remains a major challenge, due to the limitations of the existing natural language processing techniques. Statistical approaches like Latent Semantic Analysis have been used to interpret long student explanations. However, they require extensive pre-authoring, including anticipating a range of possible correct and incorrect answers, and manually recording tutor’s feedback for every possible tutoring situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education
Subtitle of host publication15th International Conference, AIED 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, June 28 – July 2011
EditorsGautam Biswas, Susan Bull, Judy Kay, Antonija Mitrovic
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-21869-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21868-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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