Towards User Assistance for Documents via Interactional Semantic Technology

Andrea Kohlhase

In: Conference Proceedings of KI'10. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI) September 21-24 Karlsruhe Germany IEEE 2010.


As documents become disseminated widely, establishing the context for interpretation becomes difficult. We argue that high-impact documents require embedded user assistance facilities for their readers (not authors) to cope with their semantic complexity. We suggest to illustrate such documents and their players with a semiformal background ontology, an interpretation mapping between domain concepts and semantic objects, and to enable with this setup semantic interaction. We showcase the feasibility and interactional potential of user assistance for documents based on interactional semantic technology with an exemplary implementation for a high-impact Excel spreadsheet.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence