The writing-pal: Natural language algorithms to support intelligent tutoring on writing strategies


The Writing-Pal (W-Pal) is an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that provides writing strategy instruction to high school students and entering college students. One unique quality of W-Pal is that it provides feedback to students' natural language input. Thus, much of our focus during the W-Pal project has been on Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP). This chapter describes W-Pal and various NLP projects geared toward providing automated feedback to students' writing during writing strategy training and practice.

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K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications