Article | Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97) | Modeling Intelligent System Execution as State Transition Diagrams to Support Debugging

Title:
Modeling Intelligent System Execution as State Transition Diagrams to Support Debugging
Author:
Adele E. Howe: Computer Science Department, Colorado State University, USA Gabriel Somlo: Computer Science Department, Colorado State University, USA
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Year:
1997
Conference:
Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97)
Issue:
001
Article no.:
008
Pages:
79-86
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
1997-09-10
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
Linköping Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (online):
1401-9841
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Currently; few tools are available for assisting developers with debugging intelligent systems. Because these systems rely heavily on context dependent knowledge and sometimes stochastic decision making; replicating problematic performance may be difficult. Consequently; we adopt a statistical approach to modeling behavior as the basis for identifying potential causes of failure. This paper describes an algorithm for constructing state transition models of system behavior from execution traces. The algorithm is the latest in a family of statistics based algorithms for modelling system execution called Dependency Detection. We present preliminary accuracy results for the algorithm on synthetically generated data and an example of its use in debugging a neural network controller for a race car simulator.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97)

Author:
Adele E. Howe, Gabriel Somlo
Title:
Modeling Intelligent System Execution as State Transition Diagrams to Support Debugging
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Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97)

Author:
Adele E. Howe, Gabriel Somlo
Title:
Modeling Intelligent System Execution as State Transition Diagrams to Support Debugging
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