APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGIES TO TRAINING SYSTEMS: COMPUTER BASED DIAGNOSTIC TESTING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$57,039.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14894
Agency Tracking Number:
14894
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2300 Windy Ridge Parkway Suit, E 155 Sout, Marietta, GA, 30067
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr P Kelly Watson
Principal Investigator
(512) 536-2981
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
USING AN EXISTING INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM (ITS), PROJECT MEMBERS WILL CREATE THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR A STUDENT MODEL THAT CAN BE USED TO DESIGN AN ADAPTIVE TESTING SYSTEM. THIS TESTING SYSTEM WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY OR DIAGNOSE STUDENT ERRORS BY ANALYZING THE STUDENT'S PERFORMANCE USING SEVERAL DIFFERENT FACTORS. THE PROJECT WILL ALSO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING A TASK GENERATION SUBSYSTEM THAT CAN GENERATE PROBLEMS TO BE USED TO TEST STUDENTS OR DEMONSTRATE/EXEMPLIFY PORTIONS OF THE CURRICULUM. THE TASK GENERATOR WOULD INTERFACE WITH THE ITS' DOMAIN EXPERT TO "TEST" THE PROBLEM AGAINST THE EXPERT CAPABILITY OF THE SYSTEM TO DETERMINE THE PROBLEM'S SUITABILITY FOR STUDENTS. PERFORMANCE OF THIS PROJECT WILL REQUIRE A REVIEW OF THE PSYCHOMETRIC ISSUES RELATED TO DIAGNOSTIC TESTING TO ENSURE THE INCLUSION OF IMPORTANT TESTING FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES.

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