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Towards a Conceptual Model of Talking to a Route Planner

  • Stephan Winter
  • Yunhui Wu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5373)

Abstract

Imagine a (web-based or mobile) route planning service that understands and behaves like another person. This conceptual paper addresses the first step towards this vision. It looks at the ways people would like to talk to their route planner in the initial phase of the route communication when specifying the travel route and time. The paper systematically collects service requirements, based on elements from intelligent autonomous agents, and demonstrates that a fundamental change is required compared to how services operate today.

Keywords

web-based route planning human computer interface ontologies place 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Winter
    • 1
  • Yunhui Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeomaticsThe University of MelbourneAustralia

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