Editorial Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX: Planning and Knowledge Representation

  • Stephen J. Hegner
  • Paul Mc Kevitt
  • Peter Norvig
  • Robert Wilensky


This is the second of a series of three special issues on intelligent help systems for UNIX.1 This issue addresses planning and knowledge representation whereas the first issue focussed on computational models and systems and the next will be on natural language dialogue. The papers in this issue are concerned with discovering what the user wants to do, and figuring out a way to do it as well as representing the knowledge needed to do so.


Knowledge Representation Plan Recognition Intelligent User Interface NASA Ames Research Speak Dialogue System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Hegner
    • 1
  • Paul Mc Kevitt
    • 2
  • Peter Norvig
    • 3
  • Robert Wilensky
    • 4
  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden
  2. 2.University of UlsterNorthern Ireland
  3. 3.NASA Ames Research CenterCaliforniaUSA
  4. 4.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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