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Allen, James 1950-

Overview
Works: 104 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 3,184 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Thesis advisor, Other
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Most widely held works about James Allen
 
Most widely held works by James Allen
Computational models of discourse by Michael Brady( )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Natural language understanding by James Allen( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial intelligence : theory and practice by Thomas L Dean( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning about plans by James Allen( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents four contributions to planning research within an integrated framework. James Allen offers a survey of his research in the field of temporal reasoning, and then describes a planning system formalized and implemented directly as an inference process in the temporal logic. Starting from the same logic, Henry Kautz develops the first formal specification of the plan recognition process and develops a powerful family of algorithms for plan recognition in complex situations. Richard Pelavin then extends the temporal logic with model operators that allow the representation to
Readings in planning( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of knowledge, representation and reasoning : proceedings of the second international conference (KR91) by International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan-based approach to speech act recognition by James Allen( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discourse system project by James Allen( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some suggestions on the organization of discourse have arisen recently [Grosz and Sidner, 1986; Litman and Allen, 1987; Allen, 1987] and while showing promise, have not yet been explored in enough detail for an actual application. This report describes an architecture of discourse systems that allows the integration of many different processing modules. In addition, it describes an initial set of modules that have been implemented and tested using the architecture."
Natural language, knowledge representation, and logical form by James Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In particular, I will argue that one of the crucial issues facing future natural language systems is the development of knowledge representation formalisms that can effectively handle ambiguity."
A prototype speech understanding system by James Allen( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armtrak : a domain for the unified study of natural language, planning, and active vision by N. G Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a domain for natural language research, it allows research into the grounding of language in real situations, and the problem of coordinating the behavior of agents through language. As a domain for active vision research, it is challenging because it requires extracting information whose parameters cannot be completely specified beforehand. Two implementations of ARMTRAK have been developed: a simulation and a version using the Rochester Robot. The simulation allows work on real time planning, and a robot version shows the feasibility of a real working system based on model trains."
The rhetorical knowledge representation system : a user's manual (for Rhet version 14.45) by James Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trains Project by James Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TRAINS project : a case study in building a conversational planning agent by University of Rochester( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "The TRAINS project is an effort to build a conversationally proficient planning assistant. A key part of the project is the construction of the TRAINS system, which provides the research platform for a wide range of issues in natural language understanding, mixed-initiative planning systems, and representing and reasoning about time, actions and events. Four years have now passed since the beginning of the project. Each year we have produced a demonstration system that focused on a dialog that illustrates particular aspects of our research. The commitment to building complete integrated systems is a significant overhead on the research, but we feel it is essential to guarantee that the results constitute real progress in the field. This paper describes the goals of the project, and our experience with the effort so far."
Actions and events in interval temporal logic by James Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "We present a representation of events and action based on interval temporal logic that is significantly more expressive and more natural than most previous AI approaches. The representation is motivated by work in natural language semantics and discourse, temporal logic, and AI planning and plan recognition. The formal basis of the representation is presented in detail, from the axiomatization of time periods to the relationship between actions and events and their effects. The power of the representation is illustrated by applying it to the axiomatization and solution of several standard problems from the AI literature on action and change. An approach to the frame problem based on explanation closure is shown to be both powerful and natural when combined with our representational framework. We also discuss features of the logic that are beyond the scope of many traditional representations, and describe our approach to difficult problems such as external events and simultaneous actions."
The RHET system : a sequence of self-guided tutorials by James Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan recognition model for subdialogues in conversations by Diane J Litman( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Task-oriented dialogues occur when two people work cooperatively on a task (e.g., a plan) which is performed during the dialogue. One promising approach to analyzing such dialogues has involved modeling the plans of the speakers in the task domain. In other words, the participants in the conversation are viewed as accomplishing goals via plans containing the utterances of the conversation as actions in the plan. Previous plan-based approaches to analyzing task-oriented dialogues have not been able to account for many phenomena of concern to discourse analysts. We have developed a model based on a hierarchy of plans and meta-plans that accounts for such interrupting subdialogues as clarifications and corrections, while maintaining the advantages of the plan-based approach. Originator-supplied keywords: Natural language, Dialogues, Discourse structures, Problem solving, Planning, Speech acts, Plan recognition, Meta-plans plan stacks, and Clarification subdialogues
Maintaining knowledge about temporal intervals by James Allen( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical probabilities for planning by N. G Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of therapeutic horseback riding by Detley Riede( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Allen, James F. 1950-

Allen, James Frederick 1950-

James F. Allen American computational linguist

James F. Allen Amerikaans taalkundige

Languages
English (168)

Spanish (2)