This paper describes embedding explanation mechanism within a UIMS called the G-system, which being developed at Yamanashi University. A UIMS is an application independent user interface management system, which can serve as the user interface for a variety of functional system. One of the important facilities of the G-system is explanation facility. This facility provides online assistance of applications in the G-system via which users can obtain a consistent assistance that display summary information, command descriptions, explanation of error messages and other online documentation. The use of the explanation facility and knowledge database provides a common interface between many type of applications and user interface system, and separates the functions of application and user interaction.
"Embedding Explanation Mechanism With User Interface", Proc. SPIE 0635, Applications of Artificial Intelligence III, (26 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964187; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964187