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Auto-explanation system: Player satisfaction in strategy-based board games

Chiou, A. and Wong, K.W. (2010) Auto-explanation system: Player satisfaction in strategy-based board games. In: 2nd IFIP TC 14 Entertainment Computing Symposium (ECS) 2010, 20 - 23 September 2010, Brisbane, QLD

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In computerised version of board games, player satisfaction can be augmented by providing explanation of what the computer based AI analytical processes are. This helps the players to understand the reasoning behind the action taken by the computer AI opponent. This paper proposes a method that provides the mechanism for a game AI to communicate its evaluation processes using descriptive auto-explanation through symbolic reasoning. A case study is presented in an implementation of a game AI opponent that is capable of describing its inferential processes in a tabletop war game.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
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