The tactical language and culture training system: A demonstration

Andre Valente*, W. Lewis Johnson, Hannes Vilhjálmsson

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Abstract

In this demonstration we will present the Tactical Iraqi, one of the implementations of the Tactical Language and Culture Training System (TLTS). The system helps learners acquire basic communicative skills in foreign languages and cultures. Learners practice their communication skills in a simulated village, where they must develop rapport with the local people, who in turn will help them accomplish missions such as post-war reconstruction. Each learner is ac-companied by a virtual aide who can provide assistance and guidance if needed. The aide can also act as a virtual tutor as part of an intelligent tutoring system, giving the learners feedback on their performance. Learners communicate via a multimodal interface, which permits them to speak and choose gestures on behalf of their character in the game. The system employs video game technologies and design techniques, in order to motivate and engage learners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
Pages1955-1956
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 200620 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume2

Conference

Conference21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period16/07/0620/07/06

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