Learning to generalize for complex selection tasks

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Learning to generalize for complex selection tasks
Selection tasks are common in modern computer interfaces: we are often required to select a set of files, emails, data entries, and the like. File and data browsers have sorting and block selection facilities to make these tasks easier, but for complex selections there is little to aid the user without writing complex search queries. We propose an interactive machine learning solution to this problem called “smart selection,” in which the user selects and deselects items as inputs to a selection classifier which attempts at each step to correctly generalize to the user’s target state. Furthermore, we take advantage of our data on how users perform selection tasks over many sessions, and use it to train a label regressor that models their generalization behavior: we call this process learning to generalize. We then combine the user’s explicit labels as well the label regressor outputs in the selection classifier to predict the user’s desired selections. We show that the selec...
Alan Ritter, Sumit Basu
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Updated 17 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where IUI
Authors Alan Ritter, Sumit Basu
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