Accession Number : ADA218155


Title :   Northeast Artificial Intelligence Consortium Annual Report. Volume 6. 1988 Building an Intelligent Assistant: The Acquisition, Integration, and Maintenance of Complex Distributed Tasks


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Dec 1988


Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV NY


Personal Author(s) : Lesser, Victor R. ; Croft, W. B. ; Woolf, Beverly


Report Date : OCT 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 182


Abstract : The Northeast Artificial Intelligence Consortium (NAIC) was created by the Air Force Systems Command, Rome Air Development Center, and the Office of Scientific Research. Its purpose is to conduct pertinent research in artificial intelligence and to perform activities ancillary to this research. This report describes progress that has been made in the fourth year of the existence of the NAIC on the technical research tasks undertaken at the member universities. The topics covered in general are: versatile expert system for equipment maintenance, distributed AI for communications system control, automatic photointerpretation, time-oriented problem solving, speech understanding systems, knowledge base maintenance, hardware architectures for very large systems, knowledge-based reasoning and planning, and a knowledge acquisition, assistance, and explanation system. The specific topic for this volume is the development of intelligent interfaces to support cooperating computer user in their interactions with a computer.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , *INTERFACES , CONTROL , MILITARY FACILITIES , ACQUISITION , TIME DEPENDENCE , COMPUTERS , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , PROBLEM SOLVING , USER NEEDS , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , SPEECH , CONSORTIUMS , AUTOMATIC , PHOTOINTERPRETATION , AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MAINTENANCE


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      CYBERNETICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE