Abstract for the March 7, 1997 Robotics Institute Seminar

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A Reading Tutor that Listens

Jack Mostow
Carnegie Mellon University

Project LISTEN is developing a novel tool to improve literacy -- an automated reading tutor that displays connected text on the screen and listens to a child read it aloud. The tutor provides an assisted reading experience, in which the child reads where possible, and the tutor helps where necessary. A Pentium-based version has been experimentally deployed in an inner-city elementary school since October.

Project LISTEN's homepage: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~listen

This talk describes current work with Computational Linguistics PhD student Gregory Aist, building on past work with numerous Project LISTEN collaborators.

Dr. Mostow earned his A.B. cum laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1981. He held research and faculty positions in Computer Science at Stanford University, the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, and Rutgers University before joining Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute as Senior Research Scientist in 1992 to launch Project LISTEN. In 1994 this work earned the Outstanding Paper Award at the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

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