Knowledge Requirements for Human-Computer Collaboration

Randall J. Calistri-Yeh

In order to identify the knowledge required for human-computer collaboration, it is first necessary to have a clear understanding of what it means to be collaborative. Based on the formal definition of collaboration presented in this paper, there are three necessary and sufficient knowledge sources for a collaborative computer system: a model of the task domain, a partial model of the user’s goals, and a rudimentary model of the user’s knowledge. Other abilities often associated with intelligent agents, such as plan recognition and traditional AI user modeling, are still highly desirable but are not st

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