Prosodic Entrainment and Tutoring Dialogue Success

  • Jesse Thomason
  • Huy V. Nguyen
  • Diane Litman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7926)


This study investigates the relationships between student entrainment to a tutoring dialogue system and learning. By finding the features of prosodic entrainment which correlate with learning, we hope to inform educational dialogue systems aiming to leverage entrainment. We propose a novel method to measure prosodic entrainment and find specific features which correlate with user learning. We also find differences in user entrainment with respect to tutor voice and user gender.


Dialogue System Human Language Technology North American Chapter Tutor Dialogue Speak Dialogue System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesse Thomason
    • 1
  • Huy V. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Diane Litman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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