Accession Number : ADA290001

Title :   The TRAINS Project: A Case Study in Building a Conversational Planning Agent.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Allen, J. F. ; Schubert, L. K. ; Ferguson, G. M. ; Heeman, P. A. ; Hwang, C. H.

PDF Url : ADA290001

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The TRAINS project is an effort to build a conversationally proficient planning assistant. A key part of the project is the construction of the TRAINS system, which provides the research platform for a wide range of issues in natural language understanding, mixed-initiative planning systems, and representing and reasoning about time, actions and events. Four years have now passed since the beginning of the project. Each year we have produced a demonstration system that focused on a dialog that illustrates particular aspects of our research. The commitment to building complete integrated systems is a significant overhead on the research, but we feel it is essential to guarantee that the results constitute real progress in the field. This paper describes the goals of the project, and our experience with the effort so far. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DEMONSTRATIONS, REASONING, SEMANTICS, PROBLEM SOLVING, CASE STUDIES, PLATFORMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SPEECH ANALYSIS, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, NATURAL LANGUAGE, WORD RECOGNITION, SPEECH REPRESENTATION.

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Cybernetics
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE