Project WPs

WP 1 Natural language processing with applications to cultural heritage appreciation.
Task 1.1: Development of integration of Hebrew within Multiwordnet, a resource and system developed in Trento.
Task 1.2: Learning of semantic knowledge for question answering. Algorithms for extracting paraphrases and other semantic relations from a corpus.
Definitions of evaluation criteria. Development of disambiguation techniques.

WP 2 User modeling and tourist advising

Task 2.1: Negotiation and recommender systems. Modeling interaction between person and negotiation supporting agent.
Design of an architectural solution for the integration of the new component into larger systems.
Task 2.2: User modeling. User modeling within a case-based approach. Web mining technologies applied to case-based modeling and to decision support.

WP 3 Emotional Intelligence, engaging communication, information accessibility

Task 3.1: Emotional Intelligence. Study of new approaches to humor and to affective and creative language.
Task 3.2: Usability and accessibility. Design protocols for universal accessibility based on robust metaphors, modular structures and intuitive interfaces.

WP 4 Reasoning about graphs with applications to spatial and temporal reasoning.

WP 5 Small group visits as collaborative activity

Task 5.1: SharedPlans for visitors.
Task 5.2: Improving the person-machine interface for games (chess). Development of a variable depth search MIN-MAX algorithm

WP 6 New infrastructural technologies

Task 6.1: Technologies for mobile computing environments.

WP 7 Showcase development

In the second part of the three-year activity,the development of a showcase is planned (WP 7).
The showcase will integrate results from activities at IRST, with some of the results obtained in the basic research workpackages.

WP 8 Dissemination, promotion and knowledge exchange

Currently, about half of the basic research work packages have started and progressing.