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Building a Collaborative Interface Agent

  • C. L. Sidner
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Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 72)

Abstract

At a time when intelligent software agents are the buzz word of every media article, agents that collaborate with people have received very little attention, even in research. Perhaps this lack of attention results from researchers’ fear of the formidable task of creating an agent that understands natural language. To understand agents that can collaborate with users, rather than being their slaves, we are creating a software agent that communicates and collaborates with a user by adhering to established principles of multi-person human collaboration and communication but without using natural language.

Keywords

Software Agent Collaborative Plan Interface Agent Conversational Partner Mutual Belief 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Sidner
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  1. 1.Lotus Development Corp.CambridgeUSA

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