A Cognitive Tutoring Agent with Episodic and Causal Learning Capabilities

  • Usef Faghihi
  • Philippe Fournier-Viger
  • Roger Nkambou
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_12

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6738)
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Faghihi U., Fournier-Viger P., Nkambou R. (2011) A Cognitive Tutoring Agent with Episodic and Causal Learning Capabilities. In: Biswas G., Bull S., Kay J., Mitrovic A. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Education. AIED 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6738. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


To mimic human tutor and provide optimal training, an intelligent tutoring agent should be able to continuously learn from its interactions with learners. Up to now, the learning capabilities of tutoring agents in educational systems have been generally very limited. In this paper, we address this issue with CELTS, a cognitive tutoring agent, whose architecture is inspired by the latest neuroscientific theories and unite several human learning capabilities such as episodic, emotional, procedural and causal learning.


Cognitive agents Episodic learning Causal learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Usef Faghihi
    • 1
  • Philippe Fournier-Viger
    • 2
  • Roger Nkambou
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer SciencesUniversity of MemphisUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer SciencesNational Cheng-Kung UniversityTaiwan
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer SciencesUniversité du Québec à MontréalCanada

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