Intelligent Dialogue in Air Traffic Control Systems

  • Jack L. Edwards
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 73)

Abstract

Air traffic controllers are currently engaged in a dialogue with various automated subsystems: they access databases of textual information, examine and interact with radar displays, receive and transmit flight information on hardcopy, and communicate with pilots and other controllers over audio links Many of these activities do not have the look and feel of dialogue, but convey the impression of working with a set of tools to perform a variety of tasks. Advances in computer technology over the last five to ten years reflect the increasingly successful use of this “tool metaphor,” and it is likely that future, near-term Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems will continue to reflect this approach.

Keywords

Transportation Radar Hull Clarification Metaphor 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack L. Edwards
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  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Management and Development CorporationTorontoCanada

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