Accession Number:

ADA525751

Title:

The Impact of Interpretation Problems on Tutorial Dialogue

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER TRAINING SYSTEMS DIV ORLANDO FL

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Supporting natural language input may improve learning in intelligent tutoring systems. However, interpretation errors are unavoidable and require an effective recovery policy. We describe an evaluation of an error recovery policy in the BEETLE II tutorial dialogue system and discuss how different types of interpretation problems affect learning gain and user satisfaction. In particular, the problems arising from student use of non-standard terminology appear to have negative consequences. We argue that existing strategies for dealing with terminology problems are insufficient and that improving such strategies is important in future ITS research.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE