ERIC Number: ED219918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
ILIAD: Interactive Language Instruction Assistance for the Deaf. Final Report, September 1980-September 1981. Report No. 4771.
Bates, Madeleine; Wilson, Kirk
The final report describes the syntactic, semantic, and tutorial components of the Interactive Language Instruction Assistance for the Deaf (ILIAD) system and the steps that have been taken to implement ILIAD on a microcomputer. It is explained that the ILIAD design allows for highly interactive tutorials in which the deaf learner specifies the content of each lesson; ILIAD in turn creates an individualized lesson according to the learner's specifications. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 surveys the linguistic and tutorial featurs of the ILIAD system with an overview of the philosophy and design underlying the tutorials and capsule summaries of various components of the ILIAD system. Chapter 3 describes the syntactic and semantic capabilities and the structure of the dictionary in the ILIAD system. A fourth chapter details several types of language tutorials, including those on sentence judgment, questions, subject-verb agreement, sentence patterns, politeness, and the "please" request. Various system development tools, such as the constraint mechanism, are reviewed in chapter 5. Microcomputer implementation of ILIAD is described in chapter 6 in terms of two subsystems--the utility section (which provides definitions and processing procedures for a variety of data structures used by the generation section) and the generation section (which corresponds to the generation part of ILIAD). Chapter 7 reviews dissemination of ILIAD, while the final chapter briefly considers the future of ILIAD. A list of sentences generated by ILIAD completes the report. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.