Intelligent context-sensitive interactions on desktop and the web

Alan Dix

(Lancaster)

Intelligent context-sensitive interactions on desktop and the web

I will describe briefly three systems: onCue a desktop
internet-access toolbar, Snip!t a web-based bookmarking application
and ontoPIM an ontology-based personal task-management system. These
embody context issues to differing degrees, and we use them to
exemplify more general issues concerning the use of contextual
information in 'intelligent' interfaces. We look at issues relating
to interaction and 'appropriate intelligence', at different types of
context that arise and at architectural lessons we have learnt. I
will also highlight outstanding problems, in particular the need to
computationally describe and communicate context where reasoning and
inference is distributed.

Depending on how much I digress during the former (!) I will also
mention some ongoing work on mining semantics from folksonomies.

Tuesday 24th October 2006, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science