ERIC Number: ED249279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
SPIRIT: An Evolutionally Designed Intelligent Tutoring System.
Barzilay, Amos; Pople, Harry E., Jr.
SPIRIT is an Intelligent Tutoring System for tutoring probability theory which has evolved through a continuous process of experimentation and tuning. The system manages a unique flexible tutoring style. On one hand, the system may behave as a tutor who mostly observes the student without interference, intervening only when things are really going wrong and on the other hand, it may behave as a tutor who manages a "questioning and answering" type of dialogue. Based on a belief constructed about the student's aptitude, the system frequently changes its tutoring style. SPIRIT integrates several artificial intelligence methods that include: a theorem prover; a production system; an object oriented system and procedural knowledge embedded in LISP code. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.