Argument Schemes and a Dialogue System for Explainable Planning

Mahesar, Quratul-ain, Hanheide, Marc and Parsons, Simon (2023) Argument Schemes and a Dialogue System for Explainable Planning. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology . ISSN 2157-6904

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being increasingly deployed in practical applications. However, there is a major concern whether AI systems will be trusted by humans. In order to establish trust in AI systems, there is a need for users to understand the reasoning behind their solutions. Therefore, systems should be able to explain and justify their output. Explainable AI Planning (XAIP) is a field that involves explaining the outputs, i.e., solution plans produced by AI planning systems to a user. The main goal of a plan explanation is to help humans understand reasoning behind the plans that are produced by the planners. In this paper, we propose an argument scheme-based approach to provide explanations in the domain of AI planning. We present novel argument schemes to create arguments that explain a plan and its key elements; and a set of critical questions that allow interaction between the arguments and enable the user to obtain further information regarding the key elements of the plan. Furthermore, we present a novel dialogue system using the argument schemes and critical questions for providing interactive dialectical explanations.

Keywords:Argument schemes, Dialogue system, Explanation, Planning
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G720 Knowledge Representation
Divisions:COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND SCIENCE > School of Computer Science
ID Code:55636
Deposited On:18 Aug 2023 09:24

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