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Selected Publications and Patents
This page provides an annotated list of selected online publications in several research areas.
A complete list of publications and patents is provided by year in the sidebar.
Machine Learning-based Office Assistance
"Web 2.0"-style Collaborative Programming
- IRIS. This paper gives a detailed look at IRIS, an open source semantic desktop that learns how to organize your worklife.
IRIS: Integrate. Relate. Infer. Share.
CHEYER A., PARK J. & GIULI R. (2005).
1st Workshop on The Semantic Desktop at the
International Semantic Web Conference
6 November 2005, Galway, Ireland.
- WubHub. In this paper, we discuss
WubHub, a web-based
programming environment where content, services, and applications are created,
organized, extended, and shared by a distributed community in a wiki-like way.
A Collaborative Programming Environment for Web Interoperability
CHEYER A., & LEVY J. (2006).
1st Workshop on Semantic Wikis (SemWiki '06),
June 2006, Budva, Montenegro.
Agents, AI and Ontologies for E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, and Information Management
Communication and Collaboration in a
Landscape of B2B eMarketplaces. RODDY D., CHEYER A. & OBRST L.
(2000). Verticalnet Whitepaper that discusses the role of
ontologies, interoperability, and liquidity for B2B markets. (PDF)
Communities of Distributed Web Services
A Perspective on AI & Agent Technologies for SCM. CHEYER, A. (2001).
Presentation given at an invitation-only think-tank session hosted by
the Silicon Valley World
Internet Center on November 11, 2001.
Maximizing the Value of Information Networks.
This paper examines whether the value predicted by the Three Laws of Information Networks (Sarnoff's, Metcalf's, Reed's) holds true in real world, and proposes a strategy for increasing the practical value of information networks.
Advanced User Interfaces
- Open Agent Architecture. This paper gives a detailed look at the
philosophy and services provided by the OAA. Distinguishing characteristics
are illustrated using several OAA-based application examples.
The Open Agent
Architecture: A framework for building distributed software systems.
MARTIN D., CHEYER A. & MORAN D. (1999). Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal. Volume 13, Number
1-2, January-March 1999. pp 91-128.
- Multimodal Fusion. Here, we attempt to create a more natural
interface for interacting with a community of web-reading agents and using a distributed community of agents. As a user specifies requests
by drawing, writing, and speaking to a map, agents compete and cooperate to
resolve ambiguities arising from multimodal fusion and then cooperate to
achieve the user's task.
Multimodal Maps: An Agent-based
Approach. CHEYER A. & JULIA L. (1998). In book Multimodal Human-Computer Communication,
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence #1374, Bunt/Beun/Borghuis (Eds.),
Springer, pp 111-121. (PDF:
- User Studies and Multimodal Systems. In these papers, we describe a
novel extension to the Wizard-of-Oz (WOZ) simulation approach to collecting
user data that we call the WOZZOW experiment. Instead of only collecting data
from a subject using a simulated system, a WOZZOW experiment also
simultaneously gathers input from a Wizard using our best working version of
the system. This process provides a unique methodology for incrementally
moving from simulation to prototype to product of a complex (multimodal)
system. Unlike most WOZ simulations, progress resulting from data analysis can be quantifiably calculated.
Designing, Developing &
Evaluating Multimodal Applications. CHEYER A. & JULIA L. (1999).
CHI'99 (WS Pen/Voice Interfaces) :
Pittsburgh (USA), To appear. (PDF: 360
Kb) (PS: 310
A Unified Framework for
Constructing Multimodal Experiments and Applications. CHEYER A., JULIA L. & MARTIN J.C. (2001).
Multimodal Human-Computer Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence, Bunt/Beun/Borghuis (Eds.), Springer. (PDF: 553 Kb)
On Representing Salience and Reference in Multimodal
Human-Computer Interaction. KEHLER A., MARTIN J.C., CHEYER A., JULIA L., HOBBS J. & BEAR J.
(1998). AAAI'98 (Representations for Multi-Modal
Human-Computer Interaction) : Madison (USA), pp 33-39. (PDF: 384 Kb)
- Talking with a Computer Character. Describes the design and
implementation of a system for interacting using spoken dialog with a
graphical persona knowledgeable in an information domain.
InfoWiz: An Animated Voice Interactive
Information System. CHEYER, A. & JULIA, L. Agents'99 (WS Communicative Agents) : Seattle (USA),
May 1999. (PDF: 800
More than thirty applications have been implemented using an OAA-based
multi-agent approach. Here are papers about a few of them. Other descriptions
can be found in the "Applications" section of the OAA Homepage and the "Research" section
of the CHIC Homepage.
Solutions for Wireless and Mobile Computing
- Multi-Robot Control. SRI's team of OAA-enabled robots won first
place in the Office Navigation task at the Fifth AAAI Robot Competition.
Make Short Work. Report of the SRI International mobile robot team at
AAAI96. GUZZONI D., CHEYER A., JULIA L. & KONOLIGE K. (1997).
AI Magazine, Spring 97, pp 55-64. (PDF: 166 Kb)
- Video Analysis. MVIEWS enables a video analyst to annotate video
using pen and voice and provides tools for tracking and monitoring events and
for automating multimodal indexing for later retrieval.
MVIEWS: Multimodal Tools for the
Video Analyst. CHEYER A. & JULIA L. (1998). IUI'98 : San Francisco (USA), pp 55-62. (PDF: 744
A Practical Solution to the Challenges of Mobile Access. CHEYER, A. (2002).
Presentation given at a "Pub Talk" hosted by
the Silicon Valley World
Internet Center on June 27, 2002.