Accession Number:

ADA386564

Title:

A Dialogue-Based Approach to Mixed-Initiative Plan Management

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun 1995-Jul 2000

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

2000-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

This research investigates ways to augment human plan reasoning capabilities in command and control tasks, such as logistics planning, crisis management and situation assessment. The goal was to avoid making the simplifying assumptions made in traditional research in planning that prevented effective human-computer collaborative planning. Specifically, no assumptions were made relative to goals being well specified in the beginning, or that the evaluation criteria can be precisely defined in a quantitative manner. The groundwork was laid for research in mixed-initiative planning through development of TRIPS The Rochester Interactive Planning System, a robust speech-driven mixed initiative planning system, which has been installed at Global Infotech in Washington DC for the Command Post of the Future CPOF jumpstart demonstration as well as at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, New York. TRIPS runs stand-alone without Rochester researchers present. New Theoretical techniques for speeding up well-founded domain-independent planners were also developed. In addition, simulation and data mining techniques to find improvements to large-scale plans that could not be reasoned about using traditional techniques were developed and demonstrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE