Inductive Common Ground Tutoring

Neil C. Rowe

Code CS/Rp, Department of Computer Science

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA USA 93943 ncrowe at


A paradigm for the formalization of highly flexible educational environments in computer tutors is presented. As an example a computer program that helps students write context-free grammars is described. This program has powerful inductive capabilities that enable it to adapt to and tutor intelligently virtually any context-free domain, exploiting the student's own intuitive judgements of grammaticality. Further research directions are discussed.

This paper appeared in Computers and Education, 4, 2 (1980), 177-187.

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