Publication statistics

Pub. period:1992-1995
Pub. count:7
Number of co-authors:4


Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Han Damen:
Koenraad De Smedt:
Wim Claassen:



Productive colleagues

Edwin Bos's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Carla Huls:5
Han Damen:2
Wim Claassen:2

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Publications by Edwin Bos (bibliography)

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Bos, Edwin (1995): We Can Make Forgetting Impossible, But Should We?. In Interactions, 2 (3) pp. 11-14.

It's always bad to forget someone's birthday or where the car keys are, but to what lengths are we willing to go to insure that everything is remembered? Edwin Bos explores the privacy and human competence issues surrounding a technology that isn't even possible yet, but, he claims, will be in the not-distant future.

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Bos, Edwin (1995): Comprehending User Behaviour Using Psycholinguistics. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 14 (6) pp. 342-357.

This article explores the use of psycholinguistics in attempting to comprehend user behaviour. It aims at getting an idea of what cognitive processes underlie the generation and interpretation of interactions with computers. The key claim of the article is that the cognitive processes underlying artificial language processing in human computer interaction are analogous to the ones underlying natural language processing in inter-human communication. The article presents a tentative model of the user's cognitive processes. The model generates interesting hypotheses and provides possible explanations of interaction phenomena.

© All rights reserved Bos and/or Taylor and Francis

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Bos, Edwin, Huls, Carla and Claassen, Wim (1994): EDWARD: Full Integration of Language and Action in a Multimodal User Interface. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 40 (3) pp. 473-495.

This paper presents EDWARD, a multimodal user interface fully integrating several interface styles, viz. natural language (Dutch), manipulation of graphical representations, menus, and command language. The focus is on the following two issues: (1) the new design principle of making all interface styles available at all times; and (2) the new generic approach in processing referring expressions, which is applied both in interpretation and generation, for all sorts of expressions, including multimodal deictic expressions such as "put that there" with simultaneous pointing gestures. EDWARD is a generic interface, currently applied to the file system domain.

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Bos, Edwin (1993): Can Information Technology Improve the Quality of Democracy?. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 12 (3) pp. 194-195.

As the September 1991 issue of Scientific American shows, the large scale integration of computer networks within our society can produce important infrastructural changes. However, one major field of application is not addressed in that issue: politics. In this short paper, I call for an investigation of the impact that computer networks can have on political systems.

© All rights reserved Bos and/or Taylor and Francis

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Claassen, Wim, Bos, Edwin, Huls, Carla and Smedt, Koenraad De (1993): Commenting on Action: Continuous Linguistic Feedback Generation. In: Gray, Wayne D., Hefley, William and Murray, Dianne (eds.) International Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces 1993 January 4-7, 1993, Orlando, Florida, USA. pp. 141-148.

Action mode interfaces, in which users achieve their goals by manipulating representations, suffer from some fundamental disadvantages. In this paper, we present a working prototype of a system called Continuous Linguistic Feedback Generator (CLFG), a facility that addresses the major disadvantages. CLFG generates natural language descriptions of the actions the user is performing. These descriptions are presented in both the visual and audio channels. The knowledge sources and algorithm that enable CLFG to provide relevant and concise information are described in detail.

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Huls, Carla, Bos, Edwin and Damen, Han (1993): Towards a Fully Integrated Multimodal Interface: A Preliminary User Study. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Poster Sessions: Abridged Proceedings 1993. p. 140.

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Bos, Edwin (1992): Some Virtues and Limitations of Action Inferring Interfaces. In: Mackinlay, Jock D. and Green, Mark (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 15 - 18, 1992, Monteray, California, United States. pp. 79-88.

An action interring facility for a multimodal interface called Edward is described. Based on the actions the user performs, Edward anticipates future actions and offers to perform them automatically. The system uses inductive inference to anticipate actions. It generalizes over arguments and results, and detects patterns on the basis of a small sequence of user actions, e.g. "copy a lisp file; change extension of original file into .org; put the copy in the backup folder". Multimodality (particularly the combination of natural language and simulated pointing gestures) and the reuse of patterns are important new features. Some possibilities and problems of action interring interfaces in general are addressed. Action interring interfaces are particularly useful for professional users of general-purpose applications. Such users are unable to program repetitive patterns because either the applications do not provide the facilities or the users lack the capabilities.

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