Spoken Dialogue for
Intelligent Tutoring Systems:
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, USA
In recent years, the development of intelligent
tutoring dialogue systems has become more prevalent, in an attempt to close the
performance gap between human and computer tutors. Tutoring applications differ
in many ways, however, from the types of applications for which spoken dialogue
systems are typically developed. This talk will illustrate some of the
opportunities and challenges in this area, focusing on issues such as affective
reasoning, discourse and dialogue analysis, and performance evaluation.
The speaker is a Leverhulme
Visiting Professor at the University
of Edinburgh and this
talk is designated as a Leverhulme Lecture.
Bio: Diane Litman is
Professor of Computer Science, as well as Research Scientist with the Learning
Research and Development Center, at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, Dr. Litman was a member of the Artificial Intelligence
Principles Research Department, AT&T Labs - Research (formerly Bell
Laboratories); she was also an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at
Columbia University. Dr. Litman received her Ph.D.
degree in Computer Science from the University
of Rochester. Dr. Litman has been Chair of the North American Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics, a member of the Executive Committee
of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and a member of the editorial
boards of Computational Linguistics and User Modeling
and User-Adapted Interaction.