Paper: Expressing Concern

ACL ID P87-1031
Title Expressing Concern
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
  • Marc Luria (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA; Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel)

A consultant system's main task is to provided helpful advice to the user. Consultant systems should not only find solutions to user problems, but should also inform the user of potential problems with these solutions. Expressing such potential caveats is a difficult process due to the many potential plan failures for each particular plan in a particular planning situa- tion. A commonsense planner, called KIP, Knowledge Inten- sive Planner, is described. KIP is the planner for the UNIX Consultant system. KIP detect potential plan failures using a new knowledge structure termed a concern. Concerns allow KIP to detects plan failures due to unsatisfied conditions or goal conflict. KIP's concern algorithm also is able to provide information to the expression mechanism regarding potential plan ...