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User models and expert systems

Karen Spärck Jones

December 1984, 44 pages


This paper analyses user models in expert systems in terms of the many factors involved: user roles, user properties, model types, model functions in relation to different aspects of system performance, and sources, e.g. linguistic or non-linguistic, of modelling information. The aim of the detailed discussion, with extensive examples illustrating the complexity of modelling, is to clarify the issues involved in modelling, as a necessary preliminary to model building.

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  author =	 {Sp{\"a}rck Jones, Karen},
  title = 	 {{User models and expert systems}},
  year = 	 1984,
  month = 	 dec,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-61}