Negotiating Goals in Intelligent Tutoring Dialogues [chapter]

Michael J. Baker
1992 New Directions for Intelligent Tutoring Systems  
This paper describes research towards developing a cognitive model for the generation of negotiation phases in educational interactions. We describe a first prototype model for generating tutorial interactions in Intelligent Tutoring Systems (the ' KANT' system [5, 6, 7] ), and perform a preliminary assessment of the extent to which it models the required phenomena with respect to analyses of a set of computer-mediated tutorial dialogues for teaching the programming language PROLOG. KANT is
more » ... d on viewing the ITS as a dialogue participant, rather than as a 'domain expert' or 'tool'. It incorporates mechanisms for determining which of a set of dialogue goals to negotiate in a tutorial interaction and for deciding whether to cooperate in negotiation, based on a model for dialogue focus. Our critique with respect to dialogue transcripts aims to specify an agenda for future work, and concentrates on variations in turn-taking mechanisms with the propositional attitudes of speakers, the range of negotiable phenomena to be modelled, and the logical representation of mental states in negotiation.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-77681-6_15 fatcat:vjffxymjwzc5ln3qftgelfylkq