Employing Linked Data and Dialogue for Modelling Cultural Awareness of a User. Denaux, R.; Dimitrova, V.; Lau, L.; Brna, P.; Thakker, D.; and Steiner, C. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, of IUI '14, pages 241--246, New York, NY, USA, 2014. ACM. 00000
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Intercultural competence is an essential 21st Century skill. A key issue for developers of cross-cultural training simulators is the need to provide relevant learning experience adapted to the learnerfis abilities. This paper presents a dialogic approach for a quick assessment of the depth of a learner's current intercultural awareness as part of the EU ImREAL project. To support the dialogue, Linked Data is seen as a rich knowledge base for a diverse range of resources on cultural aspects. This paper investigates how semantic technologies could be used to: (a) extract a pool of concrete culturally-relevant facts from DBpedia that can be linked to various cultural groups and to the learner, (b) model a learner's knowledge on a selected set of cultural themes and (c) provide a novel, adaptive and user-friendly, user modelling dialogue for cultural awareness. The usability and usefulness of the approach is evaluated by CrowdFlower and Expert Inspection.
@inproceedings{denaux_employing_2014,
	address = {New York, NY, USA},
	series = {{IUI} '14},
	title = {Employing {Linked} {Data} and {Dialogue} for {Modelling} {Cultural} {Awareness} of a {User}},
	isbn = {978-1-4503-2184-6},
	url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2557500.2557529},
	doi = {10.1145/2557500.2557529},
	abstract = {Intercultural competence is an essential 21st Century skill. A key issue for developers of cross-cultural training simulators is the need to provide relevant learning experience adapted to the learnerfis abilities. This paper presents a dialogic approach for a quick assessment of the depth of a learner's current intercultural awareness as part of the EU ImREAL project. To support the dialogue, Linked Data is seen as a rich knowledge base for a diverse range of resources on cultural aspects. This paper investigates how semantic technologies could be used to: (a) extract a pool of concrete culturally-relevant facts from DBpedia that can be linked to various cultural groups and to the learner, (b) model a learner's knowledge on a selected set of cultural themes and (c) provide a novel, adaptive and user-friendly, user modelling dialogue for cultural awareness. The usability and usefulness of the approach is evaluated by CrowdFlower and Expert Inspection.},
	urldate = {2014-05-19TZ},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 19th {International} {Conference} on {Intelligent} {User} {Interfaces}},
	publisher = {ACM},
	author = {Denaux, Ronald and Dimitrova, Vania and Lau, Lydia and Brna, Paul and Thakker, Dhaval and Steiner, Christina},
	year = {2014},
	note = {00000},
	pages = {241--246}
}
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