A chat-based interviewer agent (IA) for cognitive task analysis was developed. This agent automatically generates questions for and responses to the answers from the human interviewee. The automated response process is based on shallow intelligence incorporating an interview technique for cognitive task analysis. We also considered the knowledge awareness (KA) effect and designed the interview as a fake group interview, with one agent interviewer, one agent interviewee, and a human interviewee. We conducted test interviews with 14 subjects to evaluate the new functions of the IA. The results show that KA and the fake group interview were effective and that the performance was better than that of the previous version, which used a one-on-one interview without considering KA.


interviewer agent cognitive task analysis knowledge awareness group interview effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taro Kanno
    • 1
  • Masahiro Uetshuhara
    • 1
  • Kazuo Furuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Bunkyo-kuJapan

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