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Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor
Head: Jack Mostow
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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  • Faster, better task choice in a reading tutor that listens

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    The Path of Speech Technologies in Computer Assisted Language Learning: From Research Toward Practice, V. M. Holland, F. N. Fisher, ed., Routledge, 2008, pp. 220 - 240.
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  • Experience from a Reading Tutor that listens: Evaluation purposes, excuses, and methods

    Jack Mostow
    Interactive Literacy Education: Facilitating Literacy Environments Through Technology, C. K. Kinzer, L. Verhoeven, ed., Erlbaum Publishers, 2008, pp. 117 - 148.
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  • 4-Month Evaluation of a Learner-controlled Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Rebecca Kennedy, Hua Lan, DeWitt Talmadge Latimer, R. O'Connor, R. Tassone, Brian Tobin, and A. Wierman
    The Path of Speech Technologies in Computer Assisted Language Learning: From Research Toward Practice, V. M. Holland, F. N. Fisher, ed., Routledge, 2008, pp. 201 - 219.
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  • When the Rubber Meets the Road: Lessons from the In-School Adventures of an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow and Joseph E. Beck
    Scale-Up in Education, B. Schneider & S.-K. McDonald, ed., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007, pp. 183 - 200.
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  • Using response times to model student disengagement

    Joseph E. Beck
    Proceedings of the ITS2004 Workshop on Social and Emotional Intelligence in Learning Environments, August, 2004.
    Details | pdf (81KB) | Copyrighted

  • Some useful design tactics for mining ITS data

    Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the ITS2004 Workshop on Analyzing Student-Tutor Interaction Logs to Improve Educational Outcomes, August, 2004, pp. 20 - 28.
    Details | pdf (193KB) | Copyrighted

  • Lessons on using ITS data to answer educational research questions

    Cecily Heiner, Joseph E. Beck, and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the ITS2004 Workshop on Analyzing Student-Tutor Interaction Logs to Improve Educational Outcomes, August, 2004, pp. 1 - 9.
    Details | pdf (307KB) | Copyrighted

  • If I Have a Hammer: Computational Linguistics in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow
    42nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL-EACL 2004), July, 2004.
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  • Which Help Helps? Effects of Various Types of Help on Word Learning in an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, and Cecily Heiner
    Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, July, 2004.
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  • Using automated speech recognition to measure scaffolding and learning effects of word identification interventions in a computer tutor that listens

    Joseph E. Beck, J. Sison, and Jack Mostow
    Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, July, 2004.
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  • Improving the Help Selection Policy in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Cecily Heiner, Joseph E. Beck, and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the InSTIL/ICALL Symposium on NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems, July, 2004, pp. 195 - 198.
    Details | pdf (288KB) | Copyrighted

  • Automated student assessment in language tutors

    Joseph E. Beck and J. Sison
    CALICO, July, 2004.
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  • Using automated questions to assess reading comprehension, vocabulary, and effects of tutorial interventions

    Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, Juliet Bey, Andrew Cuneo, J. Sison, Brian Tobin, and Joseph Valeri
    Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, Vol. 2, 2004, pp. 97 - 134.
    Details | pdf (619KB) | Copyrighted

  • Looking Ahead to Select Tutorial Actions: A Decision-Theoretic Approach

    R.C. Murray, K. VanLehn, and Jack Mostow
    International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, , 2004
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  • Training a Confidence Measure for a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Y.-C. Tam, Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow, and S. Banerjee
    Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003), October, 2003.
    Details | pdf (58KB) | Copyrighted

  • Evaluating the Effect of Predicting Oral Reading Miscues

    S. Banerjee, Joseph E. Beck, and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003), October, 2003, pp. 3165 - 3168.
    Details | pdf (46KB) | Copyrighted

  • Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor: Interactive Event Description

    Jack Mostow and Joseph E. Beck
    Supplemental Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003), July, 2003, pp. 30 - 32.
    Details | pdf (141KB) | Copyrighted

  • Can automated questioning help children's reading comprehension?

    Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow, Andrew Cuneo, and Juliet Bey
    Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003), July, 2003, pp. 380 - 382.
    Details | pdf (148KB) | Copyrighted

  • Predicting student help-request behavior in an intelligent tutor for reading

    Joseph E. Beck, P. Jia, J. Sison, and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on User Modeling, July, 2003, pp. 303 - 312.
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  • Can Automated Emotional Scaffolding Affect Student Persistence? A Baseline Experiment

    Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, and J. Valeri
    Proceedings of the Workshop on "Assessing and Adapting to User Attitudes and Affect: Why, When and How?" at the 9th International Conference on User Modeling (UM'03), July, 2003, pp. 61 - 64.
    Details | pdf (226KB) | Copyrighted

  • Assessing student proficiency in a Reading Tutor that listens

    Joseph E. Beck, P. Jia, and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on User Modeling, July, 2003, pp. 323 - 327.
    Details | pdf (37KB) | Copyrighted

  • An Embedded Experiment to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Previews in an Automated Reading Tutor

    Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, Juliet Bey, Andrew Cuneo, J. Sison, and Brian Tobin
    Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading, July, 2003.
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  • Evaluation of an automated Reading Tutor that listens: Comparison to human tutoring and classroom instruction

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Paul Burkhead, A. Corbett, Andrew Cuneo, S. Eitelman, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Mary Beth Sklar, and Brian Tobin
    Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, January, 2003, pp. 61 - 117.
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  • Improving Language Models by Learning from Speech Recognition Errors in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    S. Banerjee, Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, and W. Tam
    Second International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence, December, 2003.
    Details | pdf (250KB) | Copyrighted

  • Predicting oral reading miscues

    Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, Sylvia V. Winter, S. Wang, and Brian Tobin
    Seventh International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-02), October, 2002.
    Details | pdf (40KB) | Copyrighted

  • 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, July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (106KB) | Copyrighted

  • Independent practice versus computer-guided oral reading: Equal-time comparison of sustained silent reading to an automated reading tutor that listens

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, J. Bey, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, Brian Junker, Susan M. Rossbach, Brian Tobin, J. Valeri, and S. Wilson
    Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (19KB) | Copyrighted

  • Experimentally Augmenting an Intelligent Tutoring System with Human-Supplied Capabilities: Adding Human-Provided Emotional Scaffolding to an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens

    Gregory Aist, B. Kort, R. Reilly, Jack Mostow, and R. Picard
    ITS 2002 Workshop on Empirical Methods for Tutorial Dialogue Systems, July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (309KB) | Copyrighted

  • Directing Development Effort with Simulated Students

    Joseph E. Beck
    Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS'2002), July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (57KB) | Copyrighted

  • Can a Reading Tutor that Listens use Inter-word Latency to Assess a Student's Reading Ability?

    P. Jia, Joseph E. Beck, and Jack Mostow
    ITS 2002 Workshop on Creating Valid Diagnostic Assessments, July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (50KB) | Copyrighted

  • Automated Comprehension Assessment in a Reading Tutor

    Jack Mostow, Brian Tobin, and Andrew Cuneo
    ITS 2002 Workshop on Creating Valid Diagnostic Assessments, July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (233KB) | Copyrighted

  • Adding Human-Provided Emotional Scaffolding to an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens Increases Student Persistence

    Gregory Aist, B. Kort, R. Reilly, Jack Mostow, and R. Picard
    Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS'2002), July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (9KB) | Copyrighted

  • A La Recherche du Temps Perdu, or As Time Goes By: Where does the time go in a Reading Tutor that listens?

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo, P. Jia, and K. Kadaru
    Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS'2002), July, 2002.
    Details | pdf (291KB) | Copyrighted

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

    Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo, and P. Jia
    Fourth IEEE International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2002), October, 2002, pp. 129 - 134.
    Details | pdf (284KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Sounds of Speech [VIDEO]

    J. Rubin
    Reading Rockets, 2002
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  • Helping Children Learn Vocabulary During Computer-Assisted Oral Reading

    Gregory Aist
    Educational Technology and Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2002,
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  • Evaluation of an automated Reading Tutor that listens: Comparison to human tutoring and classroom instruction

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, S. Eitelman, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Mary Beth Sklar, and Brian Tobin
    Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol. 28, 2002,
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  • Towards Worldwide Literacy: Technological Affordances, Economic Challenges, Affordable Technology

    Gregory Aist
    Workshop on Collaborative Open Source Design of Appropriate Technologies, July, 2001.
    Details | pdf (455KB) | Copyrighted

  • A hands-on demonstration of Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor and its embedded experiments

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Juliet Bey, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, Susan M. Rossbach, Brian Tobin, Joe Valeri, and Sara Wilson
    The Second Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, July, 2001.
    Details | pdf (35KB) | Copyrighted

  • Pause the Video: Quick but quantitative expert evaluation of tutorial choices in a Reading Tutor that listens

    Jack Mostow, Cathy Huang, and Brian Tobin
    Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001.
    Details | pdf (282KB) | Copyrighted

  • Mining a database of reading mistakes: For what should an automated Reading Tutor listen?

    James Fogarty, Laura Dabbish, David M. Steck, and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001.
    Details | pdf (113KB) | Copyrighted

  • Factoids: Automatically constructing and administering vocabulary assistance and assessment

    Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001.
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  • A controlled evaluation of computer- versus human-assisted oral reading

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Paul Burkhead, Albert Corbett, Andrew Cuneo, S. Eitelman, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, B. Platz, Mary Beth Sklar, and Brian Tobin
    Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001.
    Details | pdf (38KB) | Copyrighted

  • Towards automatic glossarization: automatically constructing and administering vocabulary assistance factoids and multiple-choice assessment

    Gregory Aist
    International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Vol. 12, December, 2001, pp. 212 - 231.
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  • Evaluating tutors that listen: An overview of Project LISTEN

    Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist
    Smart Machines in Education: The coming revolution in educational technology., K. Forbus andP. Feltovich, ed., MIT/AAAI Press, 2001, pp. 169 - 234.
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  • Computer-assisted oral reading helps third graders learn vocabulary better than a classroom control - about as well as one-on-one human-assisted oral reading.

    Gregory Aist, Jack Mostow, Brian Tobin, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, Brian Junker, and Mary Beth Sklar
    Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, 2001.
    Details | pdf (100KB) | Copyrighted

  • Balancing Learner and Tutor Control by Taking Turns: Faster and Better Mixed-Initiative Task Choice in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    Speech Technology for Language Learning, Philippe DeCloque and Melissa Holland, ed., Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, 2001
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  • 4-Month Evaluation of a Learner-controlled Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Rebecca Kennedy, Hua Lan, DeWitt Latimer IV, Rollanda O'Connor, Regina Tassone, Brian Tobin, and Adam Wierman
    Speech Technology for Language Learning, Philippe DeCloque and Melissa Holland, ed., Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, 2001
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  • Identifying words to explain to a reader: A preliminary study

    Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the Seventeenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2000), August, 2000, pp. 1061.
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  • Taking Turns Talking About Text in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the Third Workshop On Human-Machine Conversation, July, 2000.
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  • Using Automated Within-Subject Invisible Experiments to Test the Effectiveness of Automated Vocabulary Assistance

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of ITS'2000 Workshop on Applying Machine Learning to ITS Design/Construction, Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, July, 2000, pp. 4 - 8.
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  • Improving story choice in a reading tutor that listens

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS?2000), July, 2000, pp. 645.
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  • Human Tutor and Computer Tutor Story Choice in Listening to Children Read Aloud

    Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the ITS'2000 Workshop on Modeling Human Teaching Tactics and Strategies, Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, July, 2000, pp. 8 - 10.
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  • An informal model of vocabulary acquisition during assisted oral reading and some implications for computerized instruction

    Gregory Aist
    Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS'2000 Young Researchers Track Proceedings, July, 2000, pp. 22 - 24.
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  • Measuring the Effects of Backchanneling in Computerized Oral Reading Tutoring

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the ESCA Workshop on Prosody and Dialog, October, 1999.
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  • Reading and Pronunciation Tutor

    Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist
    United States Patent No. 5,920,838, July, 1999
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  • Authoring New Material in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the Sixteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-99), July, 1999.
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  • Skill-specific spoken dialogs in a reading tutor that listens

    Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI 99 Extended Abstracts, May, 1999, pp. 55 - 56.
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  • Guiding Spoken Dialogue with Computers by Responding to Prosodic Cues

    Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW99), March, 1999.
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  • Collaborative Research on Learning Technologies: An Automated Reading Assistant That Listens

    Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW99), March, 1999.
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  • When Listening Is Not Enough: Potential Uses of Vision for a Reading Tutor that Listens.

    John Kominek, Gregory Aist, and Jack Mostow
    AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Environments, March, 1998.
    Details | pdf (93KB) | Copyrighted

  • Estimating the Effectiveness of Conversational Behaviors in a Reading Tutor that Listens.

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    AAAI Spring Symposium on Applying Machine Learning to Discourse Processing, March, 1998.
    Details | pdf (49KB) | Copyrighted

  • How effective is unsupervised data collection for children's speech recognition?

    Gregory Aist, Peggy Chan, X.D. Huang, L. Jiang, Rebecca Kennedy, DeWitt Talmadge Latimer, Jack Mostow, and Calvin Yeung
    International Conference on Speech and Language Processing (ICSLP98), December, 1998.
    Details | pdf (35KB) | Copyrighted

  • Expanding A Time-Sensitive Conversational Architecture For Turn-Taking To Handle Content-Driven Interruption

    Gregory Aist
    International Conference on Speech and Language Processing (ICSLP98), December, 1998.
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  • Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor Is Helping Me Learn to Read [VIDEO]

    Jack Mostow
    1998.
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  • Adapting Human Tutorial Interventions for a Reading Tutor that Listens: Using Continuous Speech Recognition in Interactive Educational Multimedia

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    CALL'97 Conference on Multimedia, October, 1997.
    Details | pdf (69KB) | Copyrighted

  • Guiding Spoken Dialogue with Computers by Responding to Prosodic Cues

    Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW97), August, 1997.
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  • Collaborative Research on Learning Technologies: An Automated Reading Assistant That Listens

    Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW97), August, 1997.
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  • The Sounds of Silence: Towards Automated Evaluation of Student Learning in a Reading Tutor that Listens

    Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist
    Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), July, 1997, pp. 355-361.
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  • Pilot Evaluation of Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor [VIDEO]

    Jack Mostow
    July, 1997.
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  • Challenges for a mixed initiative spoken dialog system for oral reading tutoring

    Gregory Aist
    Computational Models for Mixed Initiative Interaction: Working Notes of the AAAI 1997 Spring Symposium, March, 1997.
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  • When Speech Input is Not an Afterthought: A Reading Tutor that Listens

    Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow
    Proceedings of the Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces, October, 1997.
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  • A Reading Tutor that Listens [VIDEO]

    Jack Mostow
    DARPA CAETI Community Conference, December, 1996
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  • A Prototype Reading Coach that Listens

    Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, A. G. Hauptmann, and M. Kane
    Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-94), American Association forArtificial Intelligence, August, 1994, pp. 785 - 792.
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  • A Reading Coach that Listens [VIDEO]

    Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, Alex Hauptmann, M. Kane, A. Swift, Lin Chase, and B. Weide
    Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI94), 1994
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  • Getting Computers to Listen to Children Read: A New Way to Combat Illiteracy [VIDEO]

    Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, Alex Hauptmann, M. Kane, A. Swift, Lin Chase, and B. Weide
    July, 1993.
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