Instructo-Soar: Learning from Interactive Natural Language Instructions

Scott B. Huffman, John E. Laird

Despite its ubiquity in human learning, very little work has been done in artificial intelligence on learning from natural language instructions. In this video, we present a system, Instructo-Soar, that can both behave and learn from natural language instructions. The system is described in papers elsewhere [Huffman and Laird, 1993a; Huffman and Laird, 1993b]. The type of instruction we particularly address is situated, interactive instruction. Situated means that the student is within the task domain, attempting to perform tasks, when instruction is given. Interactive means that the student can request instruction as needed.

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