Explanation Facilities for Intelligent Engineering Tutors

by Nelson C. Baker, Georgia Inst of Technol, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) provide a method for humans to interact with a computer to learn about a particular topic. Usually, the ITS system has as part of its components a knowledge-based system (KBS). The development of engineering ITSs requires that a user can obtain explanations of concepts and clarification of ideas and questions posed by the software. This paper presents an explanation facility which has been developed to perform these activities in an engineering ITS.

Subject Headings: Smart buildings | Information Technology (IT) | Human factors | Computer software | Engineering education | Systems engineering | Knowledge-based systems | Training

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