ERIC Number: ED466212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Preparing Oral Examinations of Mathematical Domains with the Help of a Knowledge-Based Dialogue System.
A conception of discussing mathematical material in the domain of calculus is outlined. Applications include that university students work at their knowledge and prepare for their oral examinations by utilizing the dialog system. The conception is based upon three pillars. One central pillar is a knowledge base containing the collections of mathematical objects: theorems and their proofs, concepts, and task types. Manifold attributes complement the object specifications, including attributes related to categorization, didactics, applications, transition to other objects, and error handling. The second pillar consists of question types, dialogue strategies, and a user model. To formulate the answers, a restricted natural language is used. The selection and the order of the questions may be controlled by an explicit specification or implicitly by the choice of a dialogue strategy, including an exploration dialogue, a spot check dialogue, or a problem solving dialogue. The third pillar consists of procedural knowledge to monitor and verify the answers. For that, techniques of the fields of theorem providing and formula manipulation are employed. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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