A Model to Disambiguate Natural Language Parses on the Basis of User Language Proficiency: Design and Evaluation

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User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction

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This paper discusses the design and evaluation of an implemented user model in ICICLE, an instruction system for users writing in a second language. We show that in the task of disambiguating natural language parses, a blended model combining overlay techniques with user stereotyping representing typical linguistic acquisition sequences captures user individuality while supplementing incomplete information with stereotypic reasoning.