Report Number: CS-TR-85-1068
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: GUIDON-WATCH: a graphic interface for viewing a
Author: Richer, Mark H.
Author: Clancey, William J.
Date: August 1985
Abstract: This paper describes GUIDON-WATCH, a graphic interface that
uses multiple windows and a mouse to allow a student to
browse a knowledge base and view reasoning processes during
diagnostic problem solving. Methods are presented for
providing multiple views of hierarchical structures,
overlaying results of a search process on top of static
structures to make the strategy visible, and graphically
expressing evidence relations between findings and
hypotheses. This work demonstrates the advantages of stating
a diagnostic search procedure in a well-structured,
rule-based language, separate from domain knowledge. A number
of issues in software design are also considered, including
the automatic management of a multiple-window display.