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1 Introduction The book presents a model of interactive explanation generation and its implementation as the tutorial dialogue system EDGE (Explanatory Discourse GEnerator). EDGE produces explanations on electronic circuits and, by entering a dialogue with the user, is able to adjust its explanations according to the user's background knowledge and her(More)
Con#ict situations do not only arise from misunderstandings, erroneous perceptions, partial knowledge, false beliefs, etc., but also from di!erences in &&opinions'' and in the di!erent agents' value systems. It is not always possible, and maybe not even desirable, to &&solve'' this kind of con#ict, as the sources are subjective. The communicating agents(More)
This paper presents an approach for providing patients with personalised explanations of their medical record. Simple text planning techniques are used to construct relevant explanations based on information in the record and information in a general medical knowledge base. We discuss the results of the evaluation of our system with diabetes patients at(More)
In this paper we describe the evaluation of a personalised information system for patients with cancer. Our system dynamically generates hypertext pages that explain treatments, diseases, measurements etc related to the patient's condition, using information in the patient's medical record as the basis for the tailoring. We describe results of a controlled(More)
An important part of building a natural-language generation (NLG) system is knowledge acquisition, that is deciding on the specific schemas, plans, grammar rules, and so forth that should be used in the NLG system. We discuss some experiments we have performed with KA for content-selection rules, in the context of building an NLG system which generates(More)
This paper provides a high level overview of a game called ORIENT which aims at cultural and emotional learning by engaging adolescents in a role-play with virtual characters in a virtual world. The paper focuses on defining and explaining the learning objectives, and gives an overview of how we intend to achieve these objectives using narrative concepts,(More)
Good communication is vital in health care, both among health care professionals, and between health care professionals and their patients. And well-written documents, describing and/or explaining the information in structured databases may be easier to comprehend, more edifying, and even more convincing than the structured data, even when presented in(More)