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Hybrid interactive systems

Hybrid systems integrate different, complementary representations, each dealing with particular aspects of the domain. Combining different, complementary representations, as discussed in [78, pages 29--30,], is therefore a key issue (a multi-paradigm approach, from the point of view of the computational mechanism).

For example, taxonomic representations in terms of semantic networks are appropriate for inheritance and classification inference mechanisms [39]; production rules are appropriate for representing logical implications; reasoning on actions and plans requires still further mechanisms, such as temporal reasoning; finally, reasoning on the domain by means of ``metaphors'' is crucial for integrated multimedia representations.

In this framework, integrated agent architectures are promising paradigms for the development of hybrid systems for multimodal integration and multimedia representation [288,101,201]. Intelligent agencies are shortly reviewed later on in this chapter, see 5.2 .

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