The writing-pal: Natural language algorithms to support intelligent tutoring on writing strategies

Danielle McNamara, Roxanne Raine, Rod Roscoe, Scott A. Crossley, G. Tanner Jackson, Jianmin Dai, Zhiqiang Cai, Adam Renner, Russell Brandon, Jennifer L. Weston, Kyle Dempsey, Diana Carney, Susan Sullivan, Loel Kim, Vasile Rus, Randy Floyd, Philip M. McCarthy, Arthur C. Graesser

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Abstract

The Writing-Pal (W-Pal) is an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that provides writing strategy instruction to high school students and entering college students. One unique quality of W-Pal is that it provides feedback to students' natural language input. Thus, much of our focus during the W-Pal project has been on Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP). This chapter describes W-Pal and various NLP projects geared toward providing automated feedback to students' writing during writing strategy training and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationK-12 Education
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages780-793
Number of pages14
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645035
ISBN (Print)1466645024, 9781466645028
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2013

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McNamara, D., Raine, R., Roscoe, R., Crossley, S. A., Jackson, G. T., Dai, J., Cai, Z., Renner, A., Brandon, R., Weston, J. L., Dempsey, K., Carney, D., Sullivan, S., Kim, L., Rus, V., Floyd, R., McCarthy, P. M., & Graesser, A. C. (2013). The writing-pal: Natural language algorithms to support intelligent tutoring on writing strategies. In K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 2, pp. 780-793). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4502-8.ch045