MAS 964: Common Sense Reasoning for Interactive Applications

9/9/02


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MAS 964: Common Sense Reasoning for Interactive Applications

What is Common Sense?

Facts about Common Sense

Common Sense in Story Understanding

Common sense in the restaurant story

Common sense is shared knowledge

Common sense is not exact

Controversial hypothesis

Objections to the Common Sense enterprise

Why now?

Collecting Common Sense knowledge

Todays computer interfaces lack Common Sense

What could we do if interfaces had Common Sense?

What kinds of applications are good candidates for Common Sense?

Conversational applications

Conversational applications

Software agents for interactive applications

Many user interface situations are underconstrained

Use common sense to provide context for better UI heuristics

Aria: Annotation and Retrieval Integration Agent

Aria: Annotation and Retrieval Integration Agent

Common sense knowledge in Aria - Hugo Liu, Kim Waters

Common sense knowledge in Aria - Hugo Liu, Kim Waters

What Open Mind knows about weddings

Common sense knowledge in Aria - Hugo Liu, Kim Waters

Goose: Goal Oriented Search Engine - Hugo Liu

Common sense vs. Mathematical inference

Common sense vs. Mathematical inference

Common Sense vs. Statistical techniques

Common Sense and the Semantic Web

Author: Henry Lieberman

Email: lieber@media.mit.edu

Home Page: http://www.media.mit.edu/~lieber/

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