AI and Information Integration
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Craig Knoblock and Alon Levy, Cochairs
We are currently witnessing an explosion in the amount of information that is available on-line (for example, sources on the Internet, company-wide intranets, etc). Providing easy and efficient access to this information raises an important challenge to several fields of computer science including artificial intelligence, and provides an excellent opportunity for our field to make an impact on future technology. In particular, along with the rise in the number of information sources, there is also a growing number of systems and protocols for providing user friendly browsing of this information. Although browsing is an important form of obtaining information, it is a limited, and often time-consuming form of interaction. A challenge to artificial intelligence researchers is to develop techniques for providing better access to the wealth of available information.
The purpose of this workshop was to bring together researchers working on topics relating to information integration in Internet and intranet environments. The goals were to review the current state-of-the-art and to identify the remaining problems in which AI techniques could be applied or needed to be extended to impact this application.