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RE: BioPAX-discuss / "processing" RDF

From: Peter Mork <pmork@cs.washington.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 08:00:49 -0700
To: "'Internet Business Logic'" <ibl@snet.net>, "'Hammond, Tony'" <T.Hammond@nature.com>
Cc: <Eric.Neumann@aventis.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c47eea$d5f92ae0$4504d080@cseresearch.cs.washington.edu>
I believe that MYCIN, an expert system for diagnosing blood diseases,
includes (included?) a feature for explaining the conclusion it reached.  It
has been several years since I have seen MYCIN, but a quick Google search
suggests that such a feature is (was?) present.


Peter Mork


On the other hand, if we represent the knowledge that is needed as
English-like inference rules, one can just ask for an explanation/proof that
the conclusion follows from the knowledge and the data.  The inference above
is a step in such an automatically generated explanation,

Does anyone on the list know of other work in this direction?

                                           Cheers,  -- Adrian Walker

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