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NLP for Student and Teacher: Concept for an AI based Information Literacy Tutoring System

Paul Libbrecht; Thierry Declerck; Tim Schlippe; Thomas Mandl; Daniel Schiffner
In: Stefan Conrad; Ilaria Tiddi (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the CIKM 2020 Workshops,. International Workshop on Investigating Learning During Web Search (IWILDS-2020), located at CIKM 2020, October 19, Galway, Ireland, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 10/2020.


We present the concept of an intelligent tutoring system which combines web search for learning purposes and state-of-the-art natural language processing techniques. Our concept is described for the case of teaching information literacy, but has the potential to be applied to other courses or for independent acquisition of knowledge through web search. The concept supports both, students and teachers. Furthermore, the approach integrates issues like AI explainability, privacy of student information, assessment of the quality of retrieved information and automatic grading of student performance.