C. Lacave and F. J. Díez. A review of explanation methods for Bayesian networks.. Knowledge Engineering Review, 17 (2002) 107-127.

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One of the key factors for the acceptance of expert systems in real world domains is the capability to explain their reasoning. This paper describes the basic properties that characterize explanation methods and reviews the methods developed up to date for explanation in Bayesian networks.