Accession Number:

ADA222363

Title:

Cirrus: Inducing Subject Models from Protocol Data

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Cirrus is a system for aiding the analysis of protocol data. It assumes that subjects are following a non-deterministic procedure or plan, which is specified for it by the user. It uses machine learning techniques to find a deterministic version of the given procedure that maximizes the fit between the procedures actions and the subjects actions, as recorded in the protocol given to Cirrus for analysis. This paper describes the theory of problem solving that Cirrus is based on, the current implementation, its analysis of several protocols, and our plans for future improvements. Keywords Protocol analysis Machine learning Artificial intelligence.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE