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Using Shared Models of Activity for Coalition Task-Driven Cooperation Final Report on DARPA/AFRL

By Austin Tate, J Dalton, John Levine and J Stader

Abstract

The University of Edinburgh and research sponsors are authorised to reproduce and distribute reprints and on-line copies for their purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation hereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are the author’s and shouldn’t be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of other parties.An I-X Process Panel (I-P2) supports a user or collaborative users in selecting and\ud carrying out "processes" and creating or modifying "process products". Both processes and process products are abstractly considered to be made up of a set of "Issues" which are associated with the processes or process products to represent unsatisfied requirements, problems raised as a result of analysis or critiquing, etc. They also contain "Nodes" (activities in a process, or parts of a process product) which may have parts called subnodes making up a hierarchical description of the process or product. The nodes are related by a set of detailed "Constraints" of various kinds. Finally there can be "Annotations" related to the processes or products, which provide rationale, information and other useful descriptions. Processes and process products in I-X are represented in the <I-N-C-A> (Issues - Nodes - Constraints - Annotations) Constraints Model of Synthesized Artifacts. I-X and I-X Process Panels (I-P2) have been demonstrated in a realistic multi-national coalition military scenario. They are being considered for use in a number of future joint and multi-national forces experiments and demonstrations

Topics: informatics, Computer Science, coalition, collaboration, artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Publisher: Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk:1842/2248

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