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We describe two applications that illustrate the idea of <italic>computational wear</italic> in the domain of document processing. By graphically depicting the history of author and reader interactions with documents, these applications offer otherwise unavailable information to guide work. We discuss how their design accords with a theory of professional(More)
Luke is a knowledge editor designed to support two tasks; the first is editing the classes and relations in a knowledge base. The second is editing and maintaining the semantic mapping knowledge neccesery to allow a natural language interface to understand sentences with respect to that knowledge base. In order to emphasize design decisions shared between(More)
A new generation of knowledge/databases is emerging. These systems contain thousands of objects, densely interconnected and heterogeneously organized, entered from many sources, both human and automated. Such systems present tremendous challenges to their users, who must locate relevant information quickly and add new information effectively. Our research(More)
Computers are the most plastic medium yet invented for the representation and propagation of information. They can mimic the behaviors of other information media and manifest behaviors not possible in any other medium. They provide us with interactive representational media of potentially revolutionary consequence. To realize the communicative potential of(More)
Complex tasks consist of many threads of activity to remember and coordinate. Managing these threads is a significant part of problem solving. Our research attempts to find ways to assist this process. In this paper we present DETENTE, an object-oriented system to embed agendas in complex application interfaces. THE COMPUTER MAINTENANCE DOMAIN Keeping(More)
This paper introduces, motivates, and illustrates an approach to the construction of intelligent assistance systems that we call collaborative manipulation. We show how a system can offer effective assistance through collaborative manipulation of objects in a shared workspace. We have developed this approach through experience with an intelligent knowledge(More)
Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins, in particular, Mcl-1, are known to play a critical role in resistance of human melanoma cells to induction of apoptosis by endoplasmic reticulum stress and other agents. The present study examined whether the BH3 mimetics, Obatoclax and ABT-737, which inhibit multiple anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins, would overcome(More)