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The acquisition of a shared task model

  • Frances Brazier
  • Jan Treur
  • Niek Wijngaards
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1076)

Abstract

The process of the acquisition of an agreed, shared task model as a means to structure interaction between expert users and knowledge engineers is described. The role existing (generic) task models play in this process is illustrated for two domains of application, both domains requiring diagnostic reasoning. In both domains different levels of interaction between an expert user and a diagnostic reasoning system are distinguished.

Keywords

shared task model strategic interaction cooperative agents design support 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frances Brazier
    • 1
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  • Niek Wijngaards
    • 1
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Group, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamHV AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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