By G. Mancini

Offers a useful evaluation of human-machine interplay in technological structures, with specific emphasis on fresh advances in thought, experimental and analytical examine, and functions relating to man-machine platforms. issues lined contain: Automation and Operator - job research, selection help, job allocation, administration determination aid, supervisory keep an eye on, synthetic intelligence, education and educating, specialist wisdom; method notion and layout - software program ergonomics, fault prognosis, protection, layout suggestions; Man-machine Interface - interface layout, photographs and imaginative and prescient, person adaptive interfaces; structures Operation - procedure undefined, electrical strength, plane, floor shipping, prostheses and handbook keep watch over. includes fifty three papers and 3 dialogue classes

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2. Knowledge about the target system: - functions and limitations - operation (how appropriately) and to use, run it including 34 J. Alty and G. Guida knowledge language about - general architecture operation the and command internal - problem solving situations where it can be utilized - specific use in the classes of problems. 3. solution of Knowledge about the problem domain: - general knowledge (taxonomic, descriptive, theoretical) on the subject domain - usual problem models in the subject domain It is apparent from the discussion on rule-based system features presented in sections 2 and 3 that this new technology fits well the characteristics of the application domain of expert interfaces, and it can offer appropriate tools for intelligent man-machine system design.

2. Knowledge sources: - there are recognized can solve the problem experts that - problem experts are cooperative and willing to work at the project, and they will commit a substantial amount of time to the development of the system - problem experts are capable of communicating their knowledge, judgment, and experience, and the methods used to apply them to a specific task - there are books or manuals or other written materials discussing the domain and the specific problem. 3. Use and performance issues: - the completed system is expected to have a significant and measurable payoff, and the estimation of the project payoff versus risk of failure and costs is positive 29 sensitive or controversial test cases are available and experts can evaluate whether the expected performance level has been achieved.

In the case where concept analysis has succeeded in producing the information needed for strategy construction, the final search strategy in the appropriate query language is generated. Otherwise, if concept analysis terminates with a failure, backtracking to a previous step of the analysis, or to the approach identification phase, takes place and a different solution path is tried. - a collection of searching referral aids, such as reference manuals, thesauri, directories, subject headings, classification plans (generally contained in manuals, but often available on-line), that are used by the Intermediary in the design of a suitable search strategy· The interaction between these three actors usually follows an established procedure, which is structured in the following main phases (Meadow and Cochrane, 1981): 1· Presearch interview« The presearch interview is the initial phase of every search session where the user gives to the intermediary the first version of his requests.

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