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Towards Interaction Management with Planning and Plan Recognition, R. Petrick, slides from a talk presented to the Knowledge Representation Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2016-07-26.

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The central problem in automated planning—action selection—is also a primary topic in the interactive systems research community, however, the nature of research in that community is significantly different from that of planning, with a focus on end-to-end systems and user evaluations. In particular, numerous toolkits are available for developing interactive systems that include not only a method for representing states and actions, but also a mechanism for reasoning and selecting the actions, often combined with a technical framework designed to simplify the task of creating end-to-end systems. We contrast this situation with that of automated planning, and describe our current work aimed at using planning and plan recognition tools for interaction and cooperative behaviour.