Paper: Explanation Structures In XSEL

ACL ID P85-1028
Title Explanation Structures In XSEL
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

This allowed the performance program to be generated by an automatic programmer, which also created a goal refinement structure in the process. The goal refinement structure captures the knowledge that goes into writing the performance program, and makes it accessible to the explanation generator, where it can be used to produce explanations that are both accurate and direct. Furthermore, as Swartout points out, such explanations can be viewed as "justifications" for the system's behavior. One of the major contributions of the DTA work was to demonstrate that a singte explicit representation of knowledge can and should drive both the automatic program generation process and the explanation generation process. Further research supporting the "shared explicit knowledge" approach to automatic...