Viewing and Analyzing Multimodal Human-computer Tutorial Dialogue: A Database Approach

Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo, and P. Jia
ITS 2002 Workshop on Empirical Methods for Tutorial Dialogue Systems, June, 2002.


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Abstract
It is easier to record logs of multimodal human-computer tutorial dialogue than to make sense of them. This paper discusses some of the problems in extracting useful information from such logs and the difficulties we encountered in converting the logs into a more easily understandable database. Once log files are parsed into a database, it is possible to write SQL queries to answer research questions faster than analyzing complex log files each time. The database permits us to construct a viewer to examine individual Reading Tutor-student interactions. This combination of queries and viewable data has turned out to be very powerful. We provide examples of questions that can be answered by each technique as well as how to use them together.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Project LISTEN
Associated Project(s): Project LISTEN\'s Reading Tutor

Text Reference
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo, and P. Jia, "Viewing and Analyzing Multimodal Human-computer Tutorial Dialogue: A Database Approach," ITS 2002 Workshop on Empirical Methods for Tutorial Dialogue Systems, June, 2002.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Mostow_2002_4074,
   author = "Jack Mostow and Joseph E Beck and R. Chalasani and Andrew Cuneo and P. Jia",
   title = "Viewing and Analyzing Multimodal Human-computer Tutorial Dialogue: A Database Approach",
   booktitle = "ITS 2002 Workshop on Empirical Methods for Tutorial Dialogue Systems",
   month = "June",
   year = "2002",
}