CALMsystem: A Conversational Agent for Learner Modelling

  title={CALMsystem: A Conversational Agent for Learner Modelling},
  author={Alice Kerly and Richard Ellis and S. Bull},
  booktitle={SGAI Conf.},
This paper describes a system which incorporates natural language technologies, database manipulation and educational theories in order to offer learners a Negotiated Learner Model, for integration into an Intelligent Tutoring System. The system presents the learner with their learner model, offering them the opportunity to compare their own beliefs regarding their capabilities with those inferred by the system. A conversational agent, or “chatbot” has been developed to allow the learner to… Expand
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CALMsystem: A Conversational Agent for Learner Modelling
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