Accession Number : ADA294056

Title :   Towards Friendlier User Interfaces for Expert Systems,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marsh, Elaine

PDF Url : ADA294056

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Much research in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence has gone into characterizing natural language discourse structures, developing discourse models, and using these to develop more useful natural language interfaces to databases and expert systems. However, this knowledge about the nature of discourse has not been used to any advantage in graphical expert system interfaces. This paper proposes that discourse elements and discourse models used in the world of natural language understanding can be extended to graphical expert system interfaces, promoting continuity of interactions and allowing relationships among interactions to be exploited, redundancy reduced, operations tracked, and higher-level operations recognized.

Descriptors :   *USER NEEDS, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DATA BASES, GLOBAL, INTERACTIONS, INTERFACES, GRAPHICS, EXPERT SYSTEMS, CONTINUITY, REDUNDANCY, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, NATURAL LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE