Dr. Neil T. Heffernan
Dr. Stanley M. Selkow
Dr. Michael A. Gennert
The purpose of this research was to apply machine learning techniques to automate rule generation in the construction of Intelligent Tutoring Systems. By using a pair of somewhat intelligent iterative-deepening, depth-first searches, we were able to generate production rules from a set of marked examples and domain background knowledge. Such production rules required independent searches for both the“if" and“then" portion of the rule. This automated rule generation allows generalized rules with a small number of sub-operations to be generated in a reasonable amount of time, and provides non-programmer domain experts with a tool for developing Intelligent Tutoring Systems.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jarvis, Matthew P., "Applying Machine Learning Techniques to Rule Generation in Intelligent Tutoring Systems" (2004). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 493.
Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Model Tracing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Programming by Demonstration, Machine learning, Rule-based programming, Computer-assisted instruction, Intelligent tutoring systems, Authoring tools