Explanation of spreading activation based recommendations

Hussein, T., & Neuhaus, S. (2010). In Semantic Models for Adaptive Interactive Systems (SEMAIS), 1st Workshop in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2010. Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an approach for explaining rec- ommendations in environments that are based on semantic models. Using a constrained Spreading Activation (CSA) technique for recommendation generation, we store and exploit the activation paths leading to recommendations. These paths later can be used to generate both verbal explanations and relevance feedback forms.

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