Using the A* Search Space to Develop a General-Purpose Intelligent Tutoring Shell

Thomas P. Galvin and Neil C. Rowe

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This paper reports on a general tutoring shell using A* search to provide expert-module capabilities. The primary example used is a tutor for decryption of alphabetic substitution ciphers. The paper appeared in shortened form in the Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 94, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 1994.

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