Universidade do MinhoEscola de Engenharia Departamento de Inform´tica
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Supporting resource-based analysis of task information needs
J. Creissac Campos (visit this page for up to date information) & G. J. Doherty

In DSVIS 2005 pre-proceedings, pp 177-188 (to appear in LNCS, Springer). July, 2005.


We investigate here an approach to modelling the dynamic information requirements of a user performing a number of tasks, addressing both the provision and representation of information, viewing the information as being distributed across a set of resources. From knowledge of available resources at the user interface, and task information needs we can identify whether the system provides the user with adequatesupport for task execution. We look at how we can use tools to help reason about these issues, and illustrate their use through an example. We also consider a full range of analyses suggested using this approach which could potentially be supported by automated reasoning systems.