R. Brien Maguire

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We propose a new framework of explanation-oriented data mining by adding an explanation construction and evaluation phase to the data mining process. While traditional approaches concentrate on mining algorithms, we focus on explaining mined results. The mining task can be viewed as unsupervised learning that searches for interesting patterns. The(More)
Web Intelligence is a direction for scientific research that explores practical applications of Artificial Intelligence to the next generation of Web-empowered systems. In this paper, we present a Web-based intelligent tutoring system for computer programming. The decision making process conducted in our intelligent system is guided by Bayesian networks,(More)
This paper presents a new philosophical view and methodology for data mining. A framework of explanation oriented data mining is proposed and studied with respect to association mining. The notion of conditional associations is adopted, which explicitly expresses the conditions under which an association occurs. To illustrate the basic ideas, the theory of(More)
In this paper, we present a Web-based intelligent tutoring system, called BITS. The decision making process conducted in our intelligent system is guided by a Bayesian network approach to support students in learning computer programming. Our system takes full advantage of Bayesian networks, which are a formal framework for uncertainty management in(More)