Plan for Explaining Task Execution in CALO.

Reference: McGuinness, D.L.; Pinheiro da Silva, P.; Wolverton, M. Plan for Explaining Task Execution in CALO. Technical Report. 2005.

Abstract: The CALO system will include an end to end system capability that will allow CALO to provide explanations for its answers. This document focuses on explanations for task-oriented processing within the CALO system and describes a set of types of questions and answers. We include a set of general categories of task-oriented questions and answers. The questions and answers are instance of more general patterns which are also described. In order to provide concrete examples, we introduce a demo scenario concerned with laptop purchasing. Our specific example questions and answers utilize this scenario. We also include alternative answers so that we can describe a spectrum of answers and our approaches to providing these answers. We present an architecture for task-oriented explanation generation within CALO. Next we describe our strategy for interacting with the SPARK system in order to obtain the required information. Finally, we provide a view of task execution as inference.


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