Using instant messaging to provide an intelligent learning environment

Chun Hung Lu*, Guey Fa Chiou, Min Yuh Day, Chorng Shyong Ong, Wen Lian Hsu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Instant Messaging enables learners and educators to interact in an on-line environment. In this paper, we propose an intelligent ChatBot system, based on instant messaging, for student on-line coaching in an English learning environment. The proposed ChatBot facilitates synchronous communication with students by using ready reference materials including, dictionaries, authorized conversation material with speaking, and a question-answering function. The agent records and analyzes conversations so that the teacher can assess students' progress. Our contribution in this paper is that we integrate the NLP Tool and AIML into an instant messaging-based ChatBot for English as a Second Language programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 8th International Conference, ITS 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3540351590, 9783540351597
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2006 - Jhongli, Taiwan
Duration: 2006 Jun 262006 Jun 30

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4053 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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