Henri Lesourd


A corpus of tutorial dialogs on theorem proving; the influence of the presentation of the study-material
Christoph Benzmüller | Helmut Horacek | Henri Lesourd | Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova | Marvin Schiller | Magdalena Wolska
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

We present a new corpus of tutorial dialogs on mathematical theorem proving that was collected in a Wizard-of-Oz setup. Our study is a follow up on a previous experiment conducted in a similar simulated environment. A major difference between the current and the previous experimental setup was that in this study we varied the presentation of the study-material with which the subjects were provided. One sub-group of the subjects was presented with a highly formalized presentation consisting mainly of formulas, while the other with a presentation mainly in natural language. Our goal was to obtain more data on the kind of mixed-language that is characteristic of informal mathematical discourse. We hypothesized that the language style of the subjects' interaction with the simulated system will reflect the style of presentation of the study-material. In the paper we briefly present the experimental setup, the corpus, and a preliminary quantitative result of the corpus analysis.