Semantic Logging: Towards Explanation-Aware DAS

Björn Forcher; Stefan Agne; Andreas Dengel; Michael Gillmann; Thomas Roth-Berghofer
In: Patrick Kellenberger (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition. International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR-2011), September 18-21, Beijing, China, IEEE Computer Society, 2011.


smartFIX is a product portfolio for knowledge-based extraction of data from any document format. smartFIX automatically determines the document type and extracts all relevant data for the respective business process. Data that is uncertainly recognized is forwarded to a verification workplace for manual checking. In general, users have no difficulties to interpret the document data and wonder why the system needs additional input. For that reason, we will integrate an explanation component that will be used to justify uncertain extraction results, thus, increasing confidence of users. The component will be based on semantic technologies in general and on a semantic log in particular. The log will contain all process relevant information enabling the explanation facility to generate customized and understandable explanations. In this paper, we will discuss the benefits of that kind of technology with reference to DAS.

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