Paper: CIRCSIM-Tutor: An Intelligent Tutoring System Using Natural Language Dialogue

ACL ID A97-2007
Title CIRCSIM-Tutor: An Intelligent Tutoring System Using Natural Language Dialogue
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

CIRCSlM-Tutor version 2, a dialogne-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS), is nearly five years old. It conducts a conversation with a student to help the student learn to solve a class of problems in cardio- vascular physiology dealing with the regulation of blood pressure. It uses natural language for both input and output, and can handle a variety of syntactic constructions and lexical items, including sentence fragments and misspelled words. Using CIRCSIM-Tutor One of the important topics which beginning medical students must learn is how blood pressure is regulated in the human body. When something happens to change the blood pressure, such as a change in the volume of blood in the body, the body must compensate. The negative feedback loop which controls this process, known as the b...