Accession Number:

ADA156798

Title:

CASTE (Course Assembly System and Tutorial Environment) and CVI: (Combat Vehicle Identification) A First Application of an Intelligent Tutorial System to Combat Vehicle Identification.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. for period ending Dec 1983

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This research report describes an intelligent tutorial delivery system called CASTE and its complement, an authoring and representation system called THOUGHTSTICKER. The prototype system runs on an Apple microcomputer and is aimed principally at the elucidation of the well-founded, but complex, principles of conversation theory that generated the system. In addition, the system addresses the problem of how to go beyond conventional, simulator- oriented approaches to computer-based training systems and hence to realize an embedded trainer that is both intelligent and effective. The training problem used by the prototype system is combat vehicle identification, a visual recognition skill for which a classroom-based training program had already been developed at the U. S. Army Research Institute, Fort Hood, Texas. Experiments are being designed to test the CASTE approach to learning, using both the current version reported in this paper and a more advanced version due for delivery to ARI in the fourth quarter of FY84. Additional keywords Computer aided instruction Knowledge representation Artificial intelligence Cybernetics CASTECourse Assembly System and Tutorial Environment CASTE software System.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE