Building assistive technology for breakdown situations in collaborative communications via IM

Nik Nailah Binti Abdullah, Eric Tschetter, Shinichi Honiden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Current trends in scientific collaboration focus on developing effective Web-based communication tools, such as instant messaging (i.,e IM) or video-conferencing. One objective is to provide informal communication opportunities for collaborating scientists. This paper focuses on developing an assistive technology for predicting where breakdown situations have likely occurred in chat communications. The immediate goal of the assistive technology is to help users cope with discrepancies between their expectations and the tools they are using during scientific collaboration. The ideas in this paper also have far reaching implications, introducing a method that can be used by any human-interactive application to help the application understand when the user does not know what to do.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlan, Activity, and Intent Recognition, PAIR - Papers from the 2007 AAAI Workshop, Technical Report
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 AAAI Workshop - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2007 Jul 232007 Jul 23

Publication series

NameAAAI Workshop - Technical Report


Other2007 AAAI Workshop
CityVancouver, BC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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