Modeling Second-Language Learning from a Psychological Perspective

@inproceedings{Rich2018ModelingSL,
  title={Modeling Second-Language Learning from a Psychological Perspective},
  author={Alexander Rich and Pamela Osborn Popp and David Halpern and Anselm Rothe and Todd M. Gureckis},
  booktitle={BEA@NAACL-HLT},
  year={2018}
}
Psychological research on learning and memory has tended to emphasize small-scale laboratory studies. However, large datasets of people using educational software provide opportunities to explore these issues from a new perspective. In this paper we describe our approach to the Duolingo Second Language Acquisition Modeling (SLAM) competition which was run in early 2018. We used a well-known class of algorithms (gradient boosted decision trees), with features partially informed by theories from… CONTINUE READING

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