Accession Number:

ADP005294

Title:

Automating Argument Construction,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Developed was a, Gister, that supports the construction, modification, and analysis of evidential arguments. Gister supports an interactive, menu-drive, graphical interface that allows these structures to be easily understood and manipulated. The user simply selects from a menu to add an evidential operation to an analysis, to modify operation parameters, or to change any portion of a gallery. In response, Gister updates the analyses, allowing the user to explore quickly the space of alternative arguments. Unlike other expert systems, Gister is designed as a tool for the domain expert. With this tool, an expert can quickly and flexibly develop a line of reasoning specific to a given domain situation. At SRI, this approach has been applied to naval intelligence problems. New work is focusing on adapting this technology to multisource data fusion for the Army.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE