Internet-Based Information Systems
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Alexander Franz & Hiroaki Kitano, Cochairs
The volume and range of digitally stored information continues to expand. At the same time, the number of people who can use the Internet to access such information is growing dramatically. As a result, network-based systems for browsing, searching, and sharing information in text and other forms are beginning to play a major role in popular computing. To become more useful and gain wider acceptance, information systems must engage users in dialogue-like interactions that lead to the satisfaction of users' information-seeking goals. The purpose of this workshop was to explore the future of Internet-based information systems. One theme of the workshop was the use of interactive methods to overcome limitations in current approaches. The presenters examined relevant AI techniques and theories, discussed existing research results, and explored new ideas and future directions.