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This paper describes AutoBrief, an experimental intelligent multimedia presentation system that generates presentations in text and information graphics in the domain of transportation scheduling. Acting as an intelligent assistant, AutoBrief creates a presentation to communicate its analysis of alternative schedules. In addition, the multimedia(More)
This paper describes a media-independent knowledge representation scheme, or content language, for describing the content of communicative goals and actions. The language is used within an intelligent system for automatically generating integrated text and information graphics presentations about complex , quantitative information. The language is designed(More)
We propose a methodology for automatically realizing communicative goals in graphics. It features a task model that mediates the communicative intent and the selection of graphical techniques. The methodology supports the following functions: isolating assertions presentable in graphics; mapping such assertions into tasks for the potential reader, and(More)
The number of people with dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT) continues to grow. One of the significant impacts of this disease is a decline in the ability to communicate using natural language. This decline in language facility often results in decreased social interaction and life satisfaction for persons with DAT and their caregivers. One possible(More)
Managed relocation is defined as the movement of species, populations, or genotypes to places outside the areas of their historical distributions to maintain biological diversity or ecosystem functioning with changing climate. It has been claimed that a major extinction event is under way and that climate change is increasing its severity. Projections(More)
This paper describes a media-independent, compositional, plan-based approach to representing attributive descriptions for use in integrated text and graphics generation. An attributive description's main function is to convey information directly contributing to the communicative goals of a discourse, whereas a referential description's only function is to(More)
System Goals Enable caregivers to practice conversational skills to improve conversational interaction with persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) • reduce caregiver burnout • improve quality of life of persons with AD through communication success • leverage retained linguistic capabilities • focus on co-construction of autobiographical vignettes from life(More)