The Design and Implementation of the TRAINS-96 System: A Prototype Mixed-Initiative Planning Assistant
ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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This document describes the design and implementation of TRAINS-96, a prototype mixed-initiative planning assistant system. The TRAINS-96 system helps a human manager solve routing problems in a simple transportation domain. It interacts with the human using spoken, typed, and graphical input and generates spoken output and graphical map displays. The key to TRAINS-96 is that it treats the interaction with the user as a dialogue in which each participant can do what they do best. The TRAINS-96 system is intended as both a demonstration of the feasibility of realistic mixed-initiative planning and as a platform for future research. This document describes both the design of the system and such features of its use as might be useful for further experimentation. Further references and a comprehensive set of manual pages are also provided.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems