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 information-seeking 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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2009|