Learning strategies for personal agents to assist professional users in searching the Web [ 2004 - 2006 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof EW CoieraProf PJ ComptonDr T Zrimec

Brief description Many professional groups have large unmet information needs, with significant consequences for the public. We will take a novel strategy-based approach to the design of agents that assist humans in information search tasks, which represents a significant departure from the dominant paradigm of content-based retrieval. Our goal is to develop automated methods to learn task specific search strategies, embed them in agents, and use them to guide human-agent interactions and search behaviours. To discover the effectiveness of our approach we will evaluate our methods with health care professionals.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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