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Human-agent knowledge cartography for e-science: NASA field trials at the Mars Desert Research Station

Sierhuis, Maarten and Buckingham Shum, Simon (2008). Human-agent knowledge cartography for e-science: NASA field trials at the Mars Desert Research Station. In: Okada, Alexandra; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Sherborne, Tony eds. Knowledge Cartography: Software Tools and Mapping Techniques. Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series. London: Springer, pp. 287–306.

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This chapter describes the sociotechnical embedding of a knowledge cartography approach (Conversational Modelling) within a prototype e-science work system. This was evaluated over two 2-week field trials, simulating collaborative Mars-Earth geological exploration. We believe this work is the first demonstration of a knowledge mapping tool embedded within a human/software multiagent work system, with humans and agents reading and writing structures amenable to agent understanding and autonomous agent execution, and human understanding, annotation and argumentation. Secondly, in terms of the applied problem, we have demonstrated how human and agent plans, data, multimedia documents, metadata, discussions, interpretations and arguments can be mapped in an integrated manner, and successfully deployed in field trials which simulated aspects of mission workload pressure.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2008 Springer-Verlag London Ltd
ISBN: 1-84800-148-7, 978-1-84800-148-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Not SetNot SetNASA
Keywords: knowledge representation; information theory
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 20301
Depositing User: Simon Buckingham Shum
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 11:26
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:43
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