Postprint version. Published in Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 8, Issue 2-3, April 1, 1995, pages 117-125.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Erika Rogers was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The purpose of the paper is to describe a cooperative system which was designed to provide intelligent assistance in the domain of diagnostic radiology. The approach taken includes the collection and analysis of human performance data, cognitive modelling of the interaction between perception and problem solving. incorporation of this knowledge into a blackboard-based architecture. implementation of a prototype system and testing and evaluation of the prototype. These stages are described, and then discussed in the context of issues particularly relevant to the study of human-machine cooperation.