Intelligent Assistant Systems: Concepts, Techniques and Technologies: Concepts, Techniques and Technologies

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Kaschek, Roland
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Dec 31, 2006 - Computers - 326 pages

Intelligent assistant systems information is becoming the raw material of modern society. Access to information spaces and the capability to use them effectively and efficiently has become a key economical success factor. Intelligent Assistant Systems: Concepts, Techniques and Technologies contributes to the development of particular kinds of software and intelligent assistant systems, highlighting preliminary answers to the question, what is assistance?

Intelligent Assistant Systems: Concepts, Techniques and Technologies demonstrates that assistant systems will become reality, as the technology for implementing these systems is available and the problems that require assistance for their solutions are soon to be discovered. This book addresses intelligent assistant systems and issues, their scope, purpose, architecture, implementation, deployment, theoretical background, and use."

 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Foundations
Interaction Scenarios for Information Extraction
Assistance and Induction The Therapy Planning Case
Wrapper Induction Programs as Information Extraction Assistants
Modeling Confidence for Assistant Systems
Intelligent Support for Building Knowledge Bases for Natural Language Processing
From Planning Tools to Intelligent Assistants Meme Media and Logic Programming Technologies
Memetic Approach to the LocationBased Ad Hoc Federation of Intelligent Resources
Applications
From ELearning Tools to Assistants by Learner Modelling and Adaptive Behavior
Mathematics in Virtual Knowledge Spaces User Adaptation by Intelligent Assistants
Building a Virtual Trainer for an Immersive Haptic Virtual Reality Environment
Glossary
About the Authors

Formalization of User Preferences Obligations and Rights
The Memetics Approach to Assistance
Building Intelligent Multimodal Assistants Based on Logic Programming in the Meme Media Architecture

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Roland Kaschek studied mathematics at the university of Oldenburg (Germany). He received a joint Soviet-German PhD grant for study in Novosibirsk and Moscow in 1986-1987, and obtained his PhD in mathematics from the University of Oldenburg in 1990. After that he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria); at that time he worked on various aspects of information systems design, database design and business process design. From 1999 to 2002 he was an informatics consultant with UBS AG in Zurich (Switzerland), working on software architecture, software quality and data warehousing. Then until 2008 he was Associate Professor with Massey University in Palmerston North (New Zealand), where he continued to deal with information systems design issues and in particular became involved in Web information systems design and eLearning. He was then appointed Full Professor with the KIMEP in Almaty (Kazakhstan) until 2009, and was additionally a guest lecturer or professor with universities in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Thailand, and the Ukraine. Currently he is a mathematics and informatics teacher at Gymnasium Gerresheim in Düsseldorf (Germany). [Editor]

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