Toward a co-operative software agent.

Smyth, Michael (1994) Toward a co-operative software agent. In: CSCW and Artificial Intelligence. Computer Supported Cooperative Work . Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0387198163

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This chapter introduces the concept of software agents and focuses on their impact at the level of the user interface, particularly the relationship between the level of task action undertaken by agents and their corresponding representation to the user. It is proposed that this relationship is central to the widespread acceptance of software agents because it will shape the dynamics of current and future interactions. Existing interaction strategies adopted by human problem solving groups are reviewed, and cooperation is proposed as a behavioural metaphor on which to base software agents. The chapter concludes with a description of a prototype cooperative partner agent, developed as part of the Human Computer Cooperation Project (Alvey MMI/062), undertaken at the LUTCHI Research Centre.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-0387198163
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4471-2035-3
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3085
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 15:48
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:39

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