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Computational Framework for and the Realization of Cognitive Agents Providing Intelligent Assistance Capabilities

Marcin Skowron, Joerg Irran, Brigitte Krenn

The scope of the presented research covers virtual agents providing intelligent assistance capabilities for accessing and processing information from the Internet, domain specific databases and knowledge repositories. They receive natural language inputs and communicate findings to their users via a set of task oriented interfaces. Cognitive agents are conceived to evolve in a response to the changes of interests, needs and preferences of the users and the alterations in their environment. We present a virtual embodied cognitive agents architecture, and a computational framework that allows their modular and flexible creation, based on a set of components. The framework supports the creation of an environment for multiple agents and provides communication mechanisms, used to share knowledge between the agents. The exemplary assembly of these building blocks to realize smart assistance applications further demonstrates the platform's capacity to support development, instantiation and evaluation of collaborative cognitive agents.

Keywords: Cognitive Agent, Intelligent User Interface, Intelligent Assistance, Modularity, Bottom-up and Top-down control

Citation: Skowron M., Irran J., Krenn B.: Computational Framework for and the Realization of Cognitive Agents Providing Intelligent Assistance Capabilities, Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'2008), July 21-25 2008, Patras, Greece, 2008.