Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE2007)

The Summit Inn, Farmington, PA, USA
October 1-3, 2007

Using Transactivity in Conversation for Summarization of Educational Dialogue

Mahesh Joshi (1), Carolyn Penstein Rosé (1,2)

(1) Language Technologies Institute; (2) Human Computer Interaction Institute; School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

We present our ongoing work towards using the concept of transactivity for automatically assessing learning of students working together in a collaborative setting. Transactive segments of student dialogue are proposed as useful components of conversation summaries generated for instructors. Experimental evaluation of this hypothesis shows promising results. Further, initial results are presented for automatic identification of transactive contributions in student dialogue.

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Bibliographic reference.  Joshi, Mahesh / Rosé, Carolyn Penstein (2007): "Using transactivity in conversation for summarization of educational dialogue", In SLaTE-2007, 53-56.