[FC Seminar series at UniBz] TODAY! Seminar of Gerhard Friedrich


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23.06.08, 14:00-15:00 - Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, P.za Sernesi,
1, room A101

Elimination of spurious explanations
Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria


Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria

The generation of explanations is considered as a main asset of
knowledge-based systems employing an explicit knowledge representation.
Such systems can exploit explanations in communication processes in
order to justify the outcome of a reasoning procedure. E.g. in
recommendation processes explanations are generated to build trust in
proposed solutions.
In this talk we show that current approaches of generating explanations
for constraint satisfaction problems fall short. These approaches can
lead to spurious explanations with respect to a proposed (or selected)
solution. We introduce an extension of current explanation principles
such that all explanations of properties regarding a proposed solution
are well-founded explanations.

Since 1997 Gerhard Friedrich is full professor at the Alpen-Adria
Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria where he directs the research group on
Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics and heads the Institute for
Applied Informatics.

Prof. Friedrich received his Ph.D. at the Technical University Vienna
and worked as a guest researcher at the Stanford Research Institute and
at the Corporate Research Division of Siemens AG. Before his engagement
at the University Klagenfurt, Prof. Friedrich was head of the technology
centre for configurators and diagnosis systems of Siemens Austria where
under his responsibility numerous knowledge-based systems were
successfully implemented.

Prof. Friedrich has published more than 100 articles in highly renowned
journals and conferences. He serves as an Editor of AI Communications
and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mass
Customisation. Prof. Friedrich and his team conduct research in the
areas of knowledge based systems for configuring products and services,
knowledge based advisory systems, distributed knowledge based systems,
knowledge acquisition, integration of knowledge based systems, diagnosis
and repair of processes as well as self healing web services.

Reference person: Francesco Ricci <mailto:%20Francesco.Ricci(a)unibz.it>

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