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Multimodal Interfaces, IEEE International Conference on (2002)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct. 14, 2002 to Oct. 16, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1834-6
pp: 129
Jack Mostow , Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Beck , Carnegie Mellon University
Raghu Chalasani , Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Cuneo , Carnegie Mellon University
Peng Jia , Carnegie Mellon University
It is easier to record logs of multimodal human-computer tutorial dialogue than to make sense of them. In the 2000-2001 school year, we logged the interactions of approximately 400 students who used Project LISTEN?s Reading Tutor and who read aloud over 2.4 million words. This paper discusses some difficulties we encountered converting the logs into a more easily understandable database. It is faster to write SQL queries to answer research questions than to analyze complex log files each time. The database also permits us to construct a viewer to examine individual Reading Tutor-student interactions. This combination of queries and viewable data has turned out to be very powerful, and we discuss how we have combined them to answer research questions.

R. Chalasani, P. Jia, J. Beck, J. Mostow and A. Cuneo, "Viewing and Analyzing Multimodal Human-computer Tutorial Dialogue: A Database Approach," Multimodal Interfaces, IEEE International Conference on(ICMI), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002, pp. 129.
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