Journal: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)
Context dependency of knowledge models causes several problems: unreliability of knowledge-based systems, maintainability effort and limitations for sharing and reuse. Problem-solving methods are knowledge models of the reasoning process of knowledge-based systems. In the paper we present a method called inverse verification to deal with the situatedness of problem-solving methods. Inverse verification investigates the context dependency of a method by making underlaying assumptions explicit. It uses failed proof attempts as a search method for assumptions and analysis of these failures for constructing and refining assumptions.