Reinforcement learning-based feature selection for developing pedagogically effective tutorial dialogue tactics

Min Chi, Pamela Jordan, Kurt Vanlehn, Moses Hall

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

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Given the subtlety of tutorial tactics, identifying effective pedagogical tactical rules from human tutoring dialogues and implementing them for dialogue tutoring systems is not trivial. In this work, we used reinforcement learning (RL) to automatically derive pedagogical tutoring dialog tactics. Past research has shown that the choice of the features significantly affects the effectiveness of the learned tactics. We defined a total of 18 features which we classified into four types. First, we compared five feature selection methods and overall upper-bound method seems to be most efficient. Then we compared the four types of features and found that temporal situation and autonomy related features are significantly more relevant and effective to tutorial decisions than either performance or situation related features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducational Data Mining 2008 - 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Proceedings
Pages258-265
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2008 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 20 2008Jun 21 2008

Publication series

NameEducational Data Mining 2008 - 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Proceedings

Other

Other1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2008
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/20/086/21/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reinforcement learning-based feature selection for developing pedagogically effective tutorial dialogue tactics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Chi, M., Jordan, P., Vanlehn, K., & Hall, M. (2008). Reinforcement learning-based feature selection for developing pedagogically effective tutorial dialogue tactics. In Educational Data Mining 2008 - 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Proceedings (pp. 258-265). (Educational Data Mining 2008 - 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Proceedings).