Guest Editor's Introduction
We are pleased to publish this special selection of papers from the 2003 Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI-03). IAAI seeks out applications of artificial intelligence that either demonstrate new technology or use previously known technology in innovative ways. IAAI particularly seeks out examples of deployments of AI technology that tackle the problems of demonstrating value and planning for long-term deployment. The five articles we have selected for this special issue are extended versions of papers that appeared in the conference. Two of the articles are deployed applications that have already demonstrated practical value. The remaining three articles are particularly innovative emerging applications. We will briefly outline each of them.
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