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Knowledgeable Contexts for User Interaction

Thompson, Bozena Henisz and Thompson, Frederick B. and Ho, Tai-Ping (1982) Knowledgeable Contexts for User Interaction. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:1982.5051-tr-82

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Abstract

ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System, is a total system for the structuring, manipulation and communication of information. The ASK user interface is a simple dialect of natural English. The System includes extensive means by which a user group and application programmer can build a knowledgeable context for user interaction. The users themselves can build, modify and extend their knowledge base. They can add complex definitions which embody knowledge of their domain. They can base a new tentative knowledge base on more stable ones, modifying and extending their new one without affecting the old. A truly knowledgeable system must also know how to perform complex tasks in response to terse user inputs, taking over complicated but repetitive tasks on simple cue. The ASK System includes three system-guided dialogues that can be used to build such knowledgeability into a user's context.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1982.5051-tr-82
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:1982.5051-tr-82
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ID Code:27007
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Deposited On:09 Aug 2002
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 14:12

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