Corpus Analysis of Natural Language Dialogue for Building ITSs

A Workshop of AIED 2011

The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education


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Important dates

Title and paper type due Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Papers Friday, April 8, 2011
Notification of acceptance         Monday, May 2, 2011
Camera-ready papers due         Friday, May 20, 2011
Workshop Monday, June 27, 2011 or Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Call for papers

Computer engagement with natural language dialogue is an important aspect of intelligent tutoring technology and computer supported collaborative learning systems. In addition to being an innate capability of the human organism, natural language is flexible and extensible and does not require the user to learn a new GUI.

To form a scientific basis for machine processing of dialogue - either engaging in dialogue or processing dialogue data - many research groups have collected and analyzed corpora of human-human dialogues. Corpus analysis for system construction differs from corpus analysis for other purposes, including various types of linguistic, sociolinguistic or pedagogical analysis, for two reasons. First, technology researchers must focus on methods that can be implemented via computer in real time. Second, intelligent tutoring domains are often technical domains of discourse where a high degree of precision is required.

All researchers involved in natural language corpus analysis for pedagogical systems, whether for a current or a prospective system, are invited to participate. Linguistic, statistical, machine learning and hybrid approaches are all welcome.

The following topics are of special interest, but other topics are welcome.

Submission information

All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings.

Papers must be submitted through EasyChair by midnight (GMT) on March 29. Papers should be submitted in PDF format using the Springer LNCS format. Templates can be found in the conference author kit. To submit, go to the EasyChair workshop page.

Program Committee

For further information

Please contact Reva Freedman at