Interactive Decision Support for Medical Planning

TitleInteractive Decision Support for Medical Planning
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2003
AuthorsGlasspool D, Fox J, Castillo F, Monaghan V
Conference NameArtificial Intelligence in Medicine: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003
Series Title9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003
Pagination335-339
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Abstract

This paper investigates the use of abstract task specifications for dialogue management in the medical domain. In most current dialogue systems, possible interactions with the system are hand-coded in the design. This is an expensive process, especially for complex dialogues. This paper motivates the use of a task description language for building flexible and adaptive dialogue systems in ontologically rich domains such as medicine. It describes the components of a task specification, and proposes an architecture for dialogue systems which allows integration of domain reasoning and dialogue. A high-level dialogue specification is used to support multimodal input and output, including generation of HTML pages, and generation of fragments of VoiceXML for spoken interaction.

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