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Collaborating with Focused and Unfocused Users under Imperfect Communication

  • Neal Lesh
  • Charles Rich
  • Candace L. Sidner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2109)

Abstract

A totally focused user always finishes the current task or subtask before moving on to another. Typical users, however, sometimes shift back and forth between incomplete tasks and do not always communicate before doing so. This behavior poses a problem for a software agent that uses plan recognition to support its collaboration with users. Our solution is a discourse interpretation algorithm which balances between asking too many questions about a user’s intentions and sometimes being wrong about them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neal Lesh
  • Charles Rich
  • Candace L. Sidner

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