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Knowledgeable contexts for user interaction

Henisz Thompson, Bozena and Thompson, Frederick B. and Ho, Tai-Ping (1983) Knowledgeable contexts for user interaction. In: AFIPS '83 Proceedings of the May 16-19, 1983, national computer conference. ACM , New York, NY, pp. 29-38. ISBN 0-88283-039-2.

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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 that embody knowledge of their domain. They can ground 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 cues. The ASK system includes three system-guided dialogues that can be used to build such knowledgeability into a user's context.

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Additional Information:© 1983 ACM. The ASK System is implemented on the HP-9836 Desktop Computer in PASCAL. The research that has resulted in the ASK System has been supported by the Hewlett-Packard Corporation.
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Official Citation:Bozena Henisz Thompson, Frederick B. Thompson, and Tai-Ping Ho. 1983. Knowledgeable contexts for user interaction. In Proceedings of the May 16-19, 1983, national computer conference (AFIPS '83). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 29-38. DOI=
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