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Author: Keith Darlington

Affiliation: London South Bank University, United Kingdom

ISBN: 978-989-8111-16-6

Keyword(s): Explanation, Expert Systems, NHS Direct, Prodigy.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Biomedical Engineering ; Expert Systems ; Health Information Systems ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: A great deal has been written about healthcare expert systems in recent years. This paper examines a particular feature of expert systems: namely explanation facilities. A limited explanation capability is an integral part of a rule based expert system. The role of explanation in expert systems has been largely ignored in healthcare literature, since the MYCIN system and its derivatives were developed in the mid 1980s. However, empirical research has shown that users are more likely to adhere to recommendations made by expert systems when explanation facilities are available. Furthermore, explanation provision have been shown to improve performance and aid the user with a better understanding of the subject domain as well as result in more positive user perceptions of an expert system. This paper looks at the evolution of explanation facilities in healthcare expert systems, and investigates user requirements for explanation facilities in the healthcare domain.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Darlington K. and (2008). USING EXPLANATION FACILITIES IN HEALTHCARE EXPERT SYSTEMS.In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 223-226. DOI: 10.5220/0001041802230226

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JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
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AU - Darlington, K.
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