Additional Participants

Graduate Student

Laura Donia
Collette Matthias

Undergraduate Student

John Phelps
Dwight Cram
Thomas Roper

Project Period

September 1, 1995-December 31, 1999

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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The goal of this project was to delevop a technique for selecting information to volunteer in problem solving dialogues. The technique was to create usefulness ratings for information based on the problem solving of the agent that may communicate the information. Heuristics translate specific problem solving activities into contributions to the overall usefulness rating for the information. To this end, our objectives included determining the type of information that should be included in dialogues and implementing heuristics.