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Refering task : Task4

Title : Alter Ego Assistant.

Code : 4.1

Start Date : 2011-03-01

End Date : 2012-08-31

Description : "Alter Ego Assistant" will lead to the design of an assistant based on traces to help users to better understand the Kolflow environment. The results of this subtask will then be reused and improved within Task5.

In this subtask, we will focus on the notion of "Alter Ego Assistant" in order to provide users with a mean to explain knowledge available in the systems by using interaction traces. Developing such an assistant involves several challenging issues:

  • Providing mechanisms to visualise and to manipulate modeled interaction traces
  • Being able to reason on traces, mainly to retrieve reusable sequences in order to explain the results of Kolflow. This will be made possible thanks to the trace-based reasoning paradigm.
  • Enabling sharing and reuse of knowledge (episodes signatures, similarity measures, traces, models of traces,...) with other users using similar alter ego assistants.

The postdoc will be in charge of this task. Among other things, he will be in charge of the integration of existing approaches and technologies to bootstrap the design process of the alter ego assistant. This subtask involves several milestones:

  1. state of the art on assistants and trace-based assistance. (T0+6)
  2. integration of a trace-based management system with the wiki in orderto provide support to the alter ego assistant (T0+12)
  3. definition of the general architecture of an alter ego assistant able to reason on interaction traces and to communicate with the trace-based management system (T0+12)
  4. validation of the system in accordance with scenarios defined in Task6.

Deliverables :