Title
An intelligent man-machine dialogue system based on AI planningAn intelligent man-machine dialogue system based on AI planning
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Research group
Department of Mathematics - Computer Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Boston, Mass. :Kluwer,
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
Applied intelligence. - Boston, Mass.
Volume/pages
8(1998):3, p. 235-245
ISSN
0924-669X
ISI
000074151100003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We describe the modular architecture of a generic dialogue system that assists a user/operator in performing a task with a tool. This coaching system is named CALLIOPE after the Greek goddess of eloquence. It aims at being an active partner in an intelligent man-machine dialogue. The intelligent dimension of the coaching system is reflected by its ability to adapt to the user and the situation at hand. The CALLIOPE system contains an explicit user model and world model to situate its dialogue actions. A plan library allows it to follow loosely predetermined dialogue scenarios. The heart of the coaching system is an Al planning module, which plans a series of dialogue actions. We present a coherent set of three dialogue or speech actions that will make up the physical form of the man-machine communication. The use of the AI planning paradigm as a basis for man-machine interaction is motivated by research in various disciplines, as e.g., AI, Cognitive Science and Social Sciences. Starting from the man-man communication metaphor, we can view the "thinking before speaking" of a human communication partner as constructing an underlying plan which is responsible for the purposiveness, the organisation and the relevance of the communication. CALLIOPE has been fully implemented and tested on theoretical examples. At present, also three tailored versions of CALLIOPE are in operational use in different industrial application domains: operator support for remedying-tasks in chemical process industry, operator support for a combined task of planning, plan execution and process control in the area of chemical process development, and thirdly decision support in production scheduling.
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