Explanation Capabilities of the Open Source Case-Based Reasoning Tool myCBR

Thomas Roth-Berghofer; Daniel Bahls

In: Miltos Petridis; Nirmalie Wiratunga (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the thirteenth UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning. UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning (UKCBR-2008), located at AI 2008, December 9, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Pages 23-34, CMS Press, University of Greenwich, London, UK, 12/2008.


This paper describes the various explanation capabilities of the open source case-based reasoning tool myCBR. myCBR features conceptual explanations, which provide information about concepts of the application domain, backward explanations, which explain results of the retrieval process, and forward explanations, which support in the modelling of similarity measures. myCBR has been developed as a rapid prototyping tool with a general purpose interface as well as a similarity-based retrieval engine for easy integration in other applications where the explanations can be further adapted to the application's requirements.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence