Elements of Uncertainty

Prime: Dan Montello , Michael Goodchild
Research Assistant: Alex Keuper


Objectives
    - Identify a set of metadata elements for the various components of the GII system which will reduce uncertainty.
    - Identify for further research a set of uncertainty elements which can be measured and modeled.

Schedule for Project
    Months 1-18:   Develop model of data life and roles of uncertainty in it
                           Examine abilit of users to comprehend uncertainty concepts
    Months 12-30: Develop methods for evaluating importance of database specification elements in resolving uncertainty
    Months 18-36: Extend treatmet of uncertainy to the temporal case
                           Design and conduct human-subjects experiments