Participating in Instructional Dialogues: Finding and Exploiting Relevant Prior Explanations

James A. Rosenblum, Johanna D. Moore

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Abstract

In this paper we present our research on identifying and modeling the strategies that human tutors use for integrating previous explanations into current explanations. We have used this work to develop a computational model that has been partially implemented in an explanation facility for an existing tutoring system known as SHERLOCK. We are implementing a system that uses case-based reasoning to identify previous situations and explanations that could potentially affect the explanation being constructed. We have identified heuristics for constructing explanations that exploit this information in ways similar to what we have observed in instructional dialogues produced by human tutors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Proceedings of the World Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
Subtitle of host publicationAI ED 93
EditorsPaul Brna, Stellan Ohisson, Helen Pain
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventWorld Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education AI ED 93 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 199327 Aug 1993

Publication series

NameArtificial Intelligence in Education Conference Series

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education AI ED 93
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period23/08/9327/08/93

Keywords

  • instructional dialogue
  • exploiting relevant prior explanation
  • tutoring system
  • explanation facility
  • previous explanation
  • current explanation
  • human tutor
  • previous situation
  • computational model

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