The intelligent discussion supporting system over the computer network

  • T. Okamoto
  • A. Inaba
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


The purpose of this paper is to propose a technical and psychological framework of intelligent computer supported collaborative work/learning environment which we call “iDCLE” (intelligent distributed collaborative learning/working environment). To realize iDCLE, we constructed a real-time sharing communication system for collaborative work/learning on computer networks. We describe the mechanism for iDCLE in this paper, and discuss the mechanism of supporting discussion. Using our model, the discussion support system in iDCLE can identify participants’ states of discussion. The system can also diagnose the process of discussion for the purpose of making progress. When advice is needed after the diagnosis, the system gives the appropriate feedback to the participants.


Distance learning artificial intelligence collaborative Learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Okamoto
    • 1
  • A. Inaba
    • 1
  1. 1.The Graduate School of Information SystemsUniversity of Electro-CommunicationsChofu, Tokyo 182Japan

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