Taking Control of Redundancy in Scripted Tutorial Dialogue

Pamela W. Jordan, Patricia Albacete, Kurt Vanlehn

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5 Scopus citations


We describe extensions to a finite-state dialogue manager and its author scripting language that enable control over content repetition during tutorial dialogue. The problem of controlling redundancy requires the specification of complex conditions on the discourse history that are beyond the capabilities of the intended users of the scripting language. We show that the problem can be addressed by adding semantic labelling and the marking of optional steps and difficulty levels to the scripting language and heuristic algorithms to the dialogue manager.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education
Subtitle of host publicationSupporting Learning through Intelligent and Socially Informed Technology
EditorsChee-Kit Looi, Gord McCalla, Bert Bredeweg, Joost Breuker
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)1586035304, 9781586035303
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2005 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 18 2005Jul 22 2005

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


Conference12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2005


  • Authoring tools
  • Dialogue Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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