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authors Wu, S., Ghenniwa, H. and Shen, W.
year 2002
title User Model of a Personal Assistant in Collaborative Design Environments
source Gero JS and Brazier FMT (eds) (2002) Agents in Design 2002. Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, pp. 39-54
summary During the past decade, intelligent agents have been applied in attempts to a number of collaborative engineering design systems. Intelligent interface agents or personal assistants play a very important role in such systems. A fundamental issue in designing a personal assistant is how to build adequate models of the user and the domain. This paper proposes a cognitive user model of a personal assistant in collaborative design environments, which comprises a user interest model, a user behavior model, an inference component and a collaboration component. These models and components can help agents effectively achieve the user's goals. The proposed user model is being implemented in a coordinated, intelligent, rational agent (CIR-Agent) model on a FIPA-compliant platform. A case study in a multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) software environment is also presented.
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