The OSCON operating system consultant

P McKevitt

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OSCON (Operating System CONsultant) is an operating system consultant which gives English answers to English queries about computer operating systems. The program currently answers queries for over 40 commands from the UNIX and MS-DOS operating systems. OSCON answers a wide variation of queries that users may wish to ask. OSCON is intended to be a consultant for various types of users who may ask vague and detailed queries.OSCON is programmed in Quintus Prolog and answers queries in less than 2.5 seconds.An empirical study with the Wizard-of-Oz technique provides important data for the further development of OSCON.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-119
JournalArtificial Intelligence Review
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Apr 2000


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