Approaches to modeling conversational agents in the Tactical Language and Culture Training System

Prasan Samtani, W. Lewis Johnson, Andre Valente

The Tactical Language and Culture Training System (TLCTS) is designed to teach foreign language and culture skills using a task based approach. The system is unique from other language and culture training systems in that it uses an interactive environment containing conversational agents that behave appropriately for the targeted language and culture. In this presentation we explain our current attempt at modeling culturally capable agents within TLCTS, and also briefly explain our previous approaches.

Submitted: Sep 11, 2008