DiaWOz-II – A Tool for Wizard-of-Oz Experiments in Mathematics

  • Christoph Benzmüller
  • Helmut Horacek
  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
  • Henri Lesourd
  • Marvin Schiller
  • Magdalena Wolska
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4314)

Abstract

We present DiaWOz-II, a configurable software environment for Wizard-of-Oz studies in mathematics and engineering. Its interface is based on a structural wysiwyg editor which allows the input of complex mathematical formulae. This allows the collection of dialog corpora consisting of natural language interleaved with non-trivial mathematical expressions, which is not offered by other Wizard-of-Oz tools in the field. We illustrate the application of DiaWOz-II in an empirical study on tutorial dialogs about mathematical proofs, summarize our experience with DiaWOz-II and briefly present some preliminary observations on the collected dialogs.

Keywords

Dialog systems natural language dialog in mathematics tutoring systems Wizard-of-Oz experiments 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Benzmüller
    • 1
  • Helmut Horacek
    • 1
  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
    • 2
  • Henri Lesourd
    • 1
  • Marvin Schiller
    • 1
  • Magdalena Wolska
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science, Saarland UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Computational Linguistics, Saarland UniversityGermany

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