Context-Dependent Help for the DynaLearn Modelling and Simulation Workbench

  • Wouter Beek
  • Bert Bredeweg
  • Sander Latour
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6738)


We implemented three kinds of context-dependent help for a qualitative modelling and simulation workbench called DynaLearn. We show that it is possible to generate and select assistance knowledge based on the current model, simulation results and workbench state.


Qualitative reasoning support knowledge help systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wouter Beek
    • 1
  • Bert Bredeweg
    • 1
  • Sander Latour
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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