AutoTutor: A human tutoring simulation with an animated pedagogical interface

Scotty Craig, Xiangen Hu, Barry Gholson, William Marks, Arthur C. Graesser

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview AutoTutor, an intelligent tutoring system that engages in conversationally smooth dialog with students. AutoTutor simulates the discourse patterns and dialog moves of human tutors with modest tutoring expertise. In order to concretize the situation we begin with two short snapshots of AutoTutor in action. In one snapshot, involving an articulate and knowledgeable student, AutoTutor begins with a how question and then simply pumps for further information. In the other, with an inarticulate and less knowledgeable student, AutoTutor begins with a why question and follows this with numerous hints and prompts until the topic is covered. The remainder of the paper describes the system's architecture, which is comprised of seven modules: a curriculum script, language extraction, speech act classification, latent semantic analysis, topic selection, dialog move generation, and animated agent. AutoTutor responds to the learner in real time and runs of a single Pentium processor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages23-30
Number of pages8
Volume4126
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventIntegrated Command Environments - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 2000Jul 31 2000

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OtherIntegrated Command Environments
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/31/007/31/00

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Craig, S., Hu, X., Gholson, B., Marks, W., & Graesser, A. C. (2000). AutoTutor: A human tutoring simulation with an animated pedagogical interface. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4126, pp. 23-30) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.407538

AutoTutor : A human tutoring simulation with an animated pedagogical interface. / Craig, Scotty; Hu, Xiangen; Gholson, Barry; Marks, William; Graesser, Arthur C.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4126 2000. p. 23-30.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Craig, S, Hu, X, Gholson, B, Marks, W & Graesser, AC 2000, AutoTutor: A human tutoring simulation with an animated pedagogical interface. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4126, pp. 23-30, Integrated Command Environments, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/31/00. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.407538
Craig S, Hu X, Gholson B, Marks W, Graesser AC. AutoTutor: A human tutoring simulation with an animated pedagogical interface. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4126. 2000. p. 23-30 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.407538
Craig, Scotty ; Hu, Xiangen ; Gholson, Barry ; Marks, William ; Graesser, Arthur C. / AutoTutor : A human tutoring simulation with an animated pedagogical interface. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4126 2000. pp. 23-30
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