Questions and Information Systems / Edition 1

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Overview

The design and functioning of an information system improve to the extent that the system can handle the questions people ask. Surprisingly, however, researchers in the cognitive, computer, and information sciences have not thoroughly examined the multitude of relationships between information systems and questions — both question asking and answering. The purpose of this book is to explicitly examine these relationships. Chapter contributors believe that questions play a central role in the analysis, design, and use of different kinds of natural or artificial information systems such as human cognition, social interaction, communication networks, and intelligent tutoring systems. Their efforts show that data structures and representations need to be organized around the questioning mechanisms in order to achieve a quick retrieval of relevant useful information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805810189
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Questioning Knowledge Acquisition 11
3 Knowledge Acquisition With Question Probes and Conceptual Graph Structures 29
4 Question Generation and the Systems Analysis Process 47
5 The Evolution of Questions in Successive Versions of an Expert System for Real Estate Disposition 63
6 Design by Question: Developing User Questions Into Scenario Representations for Design 85
7 Questioning Design: Toward Methods for Supporting User-Centered Software Engineering 101
8 Question Asking in Human-Computer Interfaces 131
9 Mechanisms That Generate Questions 167
10 Interpretation of Textual Queries Using a Cognitive Model 189
11 When: A Model for Answering "When" Questions About Future Events 213
12 Answering Questions About Information in Databases 229
13 Question-Driven Information Search in Auditor Diagnosis 253
14 The Role of Questioning in Learning from Computer-Based Decision Aids 273
15 A Question Theoretic Analysis of Problem Formulation: Implications for Computer-Based Support 287
16 Question Asking, Artificial Intelligence, and Human Creativity 303
Author Index 361
Subject Index 371
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