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Annotating Disengagement for Spoken Dialogue Computer Tutoring

Forbes-Riley, Kate and Litman, Diane J. and Friedberg, Heather (2011) Annotating Disengagement for Spoken Dialogue Computer Tutoring. In: New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies. Springer, New York, 169 - 181. ISBN 9781441996251

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This chapter presents a scheme for annotating student disengagement and its source in a spoken dialogue computer tutoring corpus. The larger goal of this research is to enhance an existing uncertainty-adaptive computer tutor so that it also adapts to disengagement. Our scheme draws on prior work from a wide variety of human–computer interaction domains. Though based on observations of student behavior in our data, our scheme should generalize to other domains. An interannotator agreement study shows that our Disengagement (0.55 Kappa) and Source (0.43 Kappa) labels can be annotated with moderate reliability on par with that of prior work. We conclude by discussing how our Source labels can be used to automatically detect and adapt to disengagement.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Forbes-Riley, Kate
Litman, Diane J.dlitman@pitt.eduDLITMAN
Friedberg, Heather
Centers: University Centers > Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
Date: 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: New York
Page Range: 169 - 181
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/978-1-4419-9625-1_13
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Computer Science
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Intelligent Systems
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781441996251
Title of Book: New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 16:45
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 13:57


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