Post news RSS Teach the kids English (Part 6)

Another week has gone by, let’s see how much the kids have improved!

Posted by on


Another week has gone by, let’s see how much the kids have improved!


1. The kids can now answer yes/no questions about the player/speaker
2. The kids now know that “Dave”, “Murray” and “Dave Murray” can all represent the name of Dave Murray
- Player: My name is Dave Murray
- Kai: Okay
- Player: My name is Dave?
- Kai: Yes

3. The kids have started developing their short-term memories, to remember the context of the conversation. So we can now have the following conversation:
- Player: My name is Phil
- Kira: ...
- Player: And yours?
- Kira: Kira

4. The kids are better at understanding words too. For example, the kids can now recognize “yellow” as a color, without our need to mention the word “color” in the context.
- Player: I like yellow
- Kira: Okay
- Player: My favorite color is?
- Kira: Yellow

5. They also know that a character can have multiple favorites/hates in a single “topic”.
- Player: My favorite color is red and blue
- Kai: Okay
- Player: My favorite color is orange
- Kai: Okay
- Player: My favorite color is?
- Kai: red, blue and orange
- Player: I don't like red
- Kai: Okay
- Player: What is my favorite color?
- Kai: blue and orange

6. The kids now respond as “not know” if the input sentence has too many unknown words to them, instead of guessing wildly previously.
- The player: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
- Kai:

7. The kids now have a better understanding of negative sentences (no, not, etc)

8. The kids have now understood more contractions

9. The kids can now reply with “Met too” and things like that
- Player: I like black
- Kira: Me too

I have also improved the whole language system and the Slack server a lot, fixed many bugs as well.

What’s next?

There are still many tasks, ideas and problems to tackle in the next few months, stay tuned! Coffee

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.