Learning Models of Human Behaviour with Sequential Patterns

Valerie Guralnik and Karen Zita Haigh

Honeywell Technology Center,
3660 Technology Drive,
Minneapolis, MN 55418

In the AAAI 2002 Workshop ``Automation as Caregiver"

The Independent Lifestyle Assistant (I.L.S.A.) is an agent-based system to aid elderly people to live longer in their homes. One of the biggest challenges for I.L.S.A. is that every installation will (1) be in a home with a different layout and suite of sensor and actuator capabilities, and (2) supporting a technophobic client with unique capabilities, needs and care-giving support network. I.L.S.A. therefore must be able to adapt to its environment over time. This paper describes our approach to modelling one particular aspect of the I.L.S.A. domain: using sequential pattern learning to learn models of human behaviour. We describe the problem, our enhancements to the basic algorithm, and present experimental results collected from four test sites

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            author="Valerie Guralnik and Karen Zita Haigh",
            title="Learning Models of Human Behaviour with Sequential Patterns",
            note="AAAI Technical Report WS-02-02",
            booktitle="Proceedings of the AAAI-02 workshop ``Automation as Caregiver''",
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