Accession Number : ADP005294

Title :   Automating Argument Construction,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lowrance,John D.

Report Date : 16 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Developed was a, Gister, that supports the construction, modification, and analysis of evidential arguments. Gister supports an interactive, menu-drive, graphical interface that allows these structures to be easily understood and manipulated. The user simply selects from a menu to add an evidential operation to an analysis, to modify operation parameters, or to change any portion of a gallery. In response, Gister updates the analyses, allowing the user to explore quickly the space of alternative arguments. Unlike other expert systems, Gister is designed as a tool for the domain expert. With this tool, an expert can quickly and flexibly develop a line of reasoning specific to a given domain situation. At SRI, this approach has been applied to naval intelligence problems. New work is focusing on adapting this technology to multisource data fusion for the Army.

Descriptors :   *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, REASONING, DATA MANAGEMENT, MENU, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, WORKSHOPS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE