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Title: US6017219: System and method for interactive reading and language instruction
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Adams, Jr., Hugh Williams; Wappingers Falls, NY
Das, Subrata Kumar; Granite Springs, NY
Fairweather, Peter Gustav; Yorktown Heights, NY
Nix, Don Holmes; Sleepy Hollow, NY

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2000-01-25 / 1997-06-18

Application Number: US1997000877912

IPC Code: Advanced: G09B 7/04; G09B 17/00; G09B 19/04;
IPC-7: G09B 17/00; G09B 17/04;

ECLA Code: G09B7/04; G09B17/00B; G09B19/04;

U.S. Class: Current: 434/178; 434/179; 434/185; 704/270;
Original: 434/178; 434/179; 434/185; 704/270;

Field of Search: 434/178,179,180,185 704/231,246,251,270

Priority Number:
1997-06-18  US1997000877912

Abstract:     A reading or language interactive system which utilizes a mechanism to permit a computer-based instruction program in reading or language instruction to implement a shared reading program, wherein portions of the text are read by the student and portions by the computer itself. The proportion of the text "read" by each participant and the pace at which the lesson progresses can each be automatically altered based upon the proficiency of the student. In addition, the system utilizes a computer instructor to share the task of reading or language learning by modeling the task for the learner, variably controlling the amount of material that the student reads aloud based upon a computer assessment of the student's ability, helping the learner navigate through the instructional application, and participating in a joint performance that demonstrates the student's reading.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Jordan, Kevin M. ; Dougherty, Anne Vachon ; Ellenbogen, Wayne L. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hafer, Robert A.; Rovnak, John Edmund

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First Claim:
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Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:     1. A computer-based learning system for providing an interactive lesson between the computer and a student user comprising:
  • user input means including at least audio input means for delivering user speech to said system and speech recognition means associated with said audio input means;
  • user interface means including at least audio output means and visual output means;
  • program controller means for generating said interactive lesson;
  • a plurality of databases for access by said program controller means including at least one lesson database; and
  • wherein said program controller means additionally comprises means for providing a prompt to pace the student through said lesson and wherein said pace is determined by said program controller assessing said student speech.


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Foreign References: None

Other References:
  • "Demonstration of Reading Coach that Listens", J. Mostow et al, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pp. 77-78, Nov. 1995.
  • "Demonstration of Reading Coach that Listens" J.Mostow, et al, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pp. 77-78 (Nov. 1995).


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    US1999000421139   is a continuation of
    >US1997000877912<  1997-06-18
         US6017219 issued 2000-01-25   System and method for interactive reading and language instruction


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