Accession Number:

ADA329931

Title:

The Design and Implementation of the TRAINS-96 System: A Prototype Mixed-Initiative Planning Assistant

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE