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CHAPTER

16

Going beyond PBD

A play-by-play and mixed-initiative approach

Hyuckchul Jung,1 James Allen,1 William de Beaumont,1 Nate Blaylock,1 Lucian Galescu,1George Ferguson,2 Mary Swift2

1‘institute for Human and Machine Cognition2Computer Science Department, University of Rochester

ABSTRACT

An innovative task learning system called PLOW (Procedure Learning On the Web) lets end users teach procedural tasks to automate their various Web activities. Deep natural language understanding and mixed-initiative interaction in PLOW make the teaching process very natural and intuitive while producing efficient and workable procedures.

INTRODUCTION

The Web has become the main medium for providing services and information for our daily activities at home ...

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