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Using Instant Messaging to Provide an Intelligent Learning Environment

  • Chun-Hung Lu
  • Guey-Fa Chiou
  • Min-Yuh Day
  • Chorng-Shyong Ong
  • Wen-Lian Hsu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4053)

Abstract

Instant Messaging enables learners and educators to interact in an on-line environment. In this paper, we propose an intelligent ChatBot system, based on instant messaging, for student on-line coaching in an English learning environment. The proposed ChatBot facilitates synchronous communication with students by using ready reference materials including, dictionaries, authorized conversation material with speaking, and a question-answering function. The agent records and analyzes conversations so that the teacher can assess students’ progress. Our contribution in this paper is that we integrate the NLP Tool and AIML into an instant messaging-based ChatBot for English as a Second Language programs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun-Hung Lu
    • 1
  • Guey-Fa Chiou
    • 2
  • Min-Yuh Day
    • 1
    • 3
  • Chorng-Shyong Ong
    • 3
  • Wen-Lian Hsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information ScienceAcademia SinicaTaiwan
  2. 2.Dept. of Information and Computer EducationNational Taiwan Normal Univ.Taiwan
  3. 3.Dept. of Information ManagementNational Taiwan UniversityTaiwan

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