The Robbers and the Others – A Serious Game Using Natural Language Processing

Irina Toma, Stefan Mihai Brighiu, Mihai Dascalu, Stefan Trausan-Matu

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Abstract

Learning a new language includes multiple aspects, from vocabulary acquisition to exercising words in sentences, and developing discourse building capabilities. In most learning scenarios, students learn individually and interact only during classes; therefore, it is difficult to enhance their communication and collaboration skills. The prototype game described in this paper aims to fill this gap and improve the students’ learning skills in a smart learning environment suitable for a problem-solving game. In addition, the game is also an useful tool for teachers because of the integrated chat analysis that enables the identification of the most predominant points of view and the overall level of collaboration between participants. The game is developed as a bot on the Slack chat platform and reacts to user commands. At the end of a game round, the bot is to save the conversation transcript and send it to the ReaderBench framework for further chat analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Int. Conf. on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (SLERD 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning
EditorsHendrik Knoche, Elvira Popescu, Antonio Cartelli
PublisherSpringer
Pages159-164
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92022-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92021-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Int. Conf. on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (SLERD 2018): The Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 23 May 201825 May 2018

Publication series

SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume95

Conference

Conference3rd Int. Conf. on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (SLERD 2018)
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period23/05/1825/05/18

Keywords

  • Collaborative serious games
  • Smart learning environment
  • Conversation analysis
  • Online chat
  • Language learning
  • ReaderBench framework
  • RAGE

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    Toma, I., Brighiu, S. M., Dascalu, M., & Trausan-Matu, S. (2018). The Robbers and the Others – A Serious Game Using Natural Language Processing. In H. Knoche, E. Popescu, & A. Cartelli (Eds.), 3rd Int. Conf. on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (SLERD 2018): The Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning (pp. 159-164). Springer. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol.. 95 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92022-1_14