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VTS-Bot: using ChatBots in SMCP-based maritime communication


Takagi, N and John, P and Noble, A and Brooks, B, VTS-Bot: using ChatBots in SMCP-based maritime communication, Proceedings of JIN Conference 2016, 19th - 20th May 2016, Kobe, Japan, pp. 1-4. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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The paper focuses on the maritime project entitled " VTS-Bot " which aims to exploit the innovative use of computer dialogue systems (aka ChatBots) to assist future Officers of the Watch (OOW) in acquiring maritime communication skills based on the IMO (International Maritime Organization) SMCP (Standard Marine Communication Phrases). As part of their training, deck and engineering cadets in the Merchant Marine are required to obtain a mandatory range of communication competencies in line with the IMO STCW code (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, chapter II, table A-II/1). The VTS-Bot developed within the project is freely available online and allows students to practise the relevant maritime communication at their own individual learning pace, thus establishing a student-centred educative approach. The exercises contained in the ChatBot target the compulsory Part A of the IMO SMCP used in VHF communication, and provide authentic maritime scenarios wherein the cadet conducts in real time a simulated maritime conversation with the ChatBot.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:chat-bot; artificial intelligence; standard marine communication phrases
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
ID Code:110541
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2016-08-01
Last Modified:2016-11-01
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