User Modeling pp 441-442 | Cite as

Agents With Beliefs: Reflections on Bayesian Methods for User Modeling

  • Eric Horvitz
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 383)


Uncertainty is inescapable in real-world problem solving, and is particularly salient in attempts to infer the goals and intentions of people. Identifying the goals of users as they interact with computer-based systems, given such evidence as the user’s actions and background, and the specific context at hand—and effectively harnessing such information to enhance the quality of human-computer interaction—is typically a challenging problem in decision making under uncertainty.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Horvitz
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  1. 1.Decision Theory and Adaptive Systems GroupMicrosoft ResearchRedmondUSA

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