Accession Number : ADA119762

Title :   Protocols of Users Manipulating Visually Presented Information with Natural Language.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Sidner,Candace L

PDF Url : ADA119762

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : This document contains a complete set of transcripts for a set of protocols collected at BBN by Candy Sidner, with the help of Rusty Bobrow and Jeff Gibbons, in the spring of 1980. In all, eight protocols were collected, two preliminary ones and six main ones. The two preliminary protocols are based on the task of designing a 1 bit adder and a 4 bit parallel adder as are three of the main protocols, while the other three make use of KL-1 as a database system with graphic representation. The purpose of these protocols, and hence the design of the tasks, was to obtain data about how people talk about graphically presented material which they are trying to manipulate in some way. In particular, we were interested in the kinds of references people made and what sorts of instructions they gave to the machine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer graphics, *Man computer interface, *Man machine systems, *Data management, Natural language, Manipulators, Logic circuits, User needs, Visual aids, Computer communications, Communication terminals, Data bases, Display systems

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE