Correlations between dialogue acts and learning in spoken tutoring dialogues

  title={Correlations between dialogue acts and learning in spoken tutoring dialogues},
  author={Diane J. Litman and Katherine Forbes-Riley},
  journal={Natural Language Engineering},
We examine correlations between dialogue behaviors and learning in tutoring, using two corpora of spoken tutoring dialogues: a human-human corpus and a human-computer corpus. To formalize the notion of dialogue behavior, we manually annotate our data using a tagset of student and tutor dialogue acts relative to the tutoring domain. A unigram analysis of our annotated data shows that student learning correlates both with the tutor’s dialogue acts and with the student’s dialogue acts. A bigram… CONTINUE READING
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