Accession Number : ADA328685

Title :   A Plan Based Approach to Information Agents.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Oct 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Hammond, Kristian J. ; Burke, Robin D.

PDF Url : ADA328685

Report Date : 14 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Our aim in the work set forth in this proposal is to develop a system architecture, composed of a set of active planning and information agents, that supports building systems that use a client's goals, plans, and preferences to determine what information to find, filter, and present to the user. This architecture will also support agents that help users articulate their goals and develop the plans designed to meet them. This focus on plans and goals will provide our information agents with a touchstone of relevance that can be used to decide what information seek, where to look for it, and how to present it. This proposal draws on our work in both planning and information systems. In particular, it has its roots in case-based planning, information presentation and browsing systems, reactive execution, and multi-media information systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, SEMANTICS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER FILES, INTERNET.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE