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Intelligent User Interfaces

 The area of intelligent user interfaces covers a variety of topics concerned with the application of Artificial Intelligence and knowledge-based techniques to issues of human-computer interaction.

Computer applications grow increasingly complex and through the use of artificial intelligence technology software systems begin to achieve the ability to reason and make decisions on their own. Consequently, the design of effective and efficient human-computer interfaces becomes ever more critical to overall system performance. Advanced applications are characterized by large amounts of information to be conveyed and understood, complex task structures, real-time performance characteristics, and incorporation of autonomous or semiautonomous agents. The requirements imposed by human-computer interaction with such systems exceed the capabilities of conventional interfaces which often fail to reflect the semantics of its users' tasks and problem domain properly. Intelligent user interfaces aim to cope with these serious semantic problems and help users to access information or solve complex tasks by being sensitive to a user's knowledge, misconceptions, goals, and plans.

Main issues addressed by intelligent user interface research are the following:

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