Final technical rept. 1 Jan 1987-30 Jun 1989
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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This report summarizes the major results of work done over the term of the Integrated Interfaces II project at USCISI. The construction of the user interface is extremely costly, with some estimates as high 60 of the development of a software system. Compounding the problem is the large number of interface modalities which exist graphics, forms, natural language, etc. and which the end-user would like to have available. ISI chose an actual Navy command and control briefing task which is currently performed manually at considerable cost. The Integrated Interface II project developed models of the domain of the naval application, and of the capabilities of the various interface modalities available. With a relatively small collection of rules, a multi-modal interface to the task was generated. It responds to user-requests dynamically taking into account the particular data to be displayed and its representation of the semantics of the domain and the users request. The generation of briefing maps which takes several hours manually can be done by II in minutes. II has demonstrated that advanced multi-modal interfaces in appropriate domains can be generated automatically using AI techniques.
- Computer Systems
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems