Abstract

The basic principle underpinning case-based reasoning (CBR) is that new problems can be solved by reusing solutions to past problems. The generality of this idea means that CBR is finding application in a wide variety of areas. The special advantage of CBR is that a case can be a very convenient means of capturing knowledge, especially in weak theory domains where the relationship between causes and effects may not be well understood. Cases may embody more than problem-solving knowledge; the knowledge in a case may be a creative structure or a complex behavior pattern. The widespread applicability of this idea means that it has been exploited in a diverse range of areas across the arts and sciences. This article provides a brief summary of some of these applications.


Type

Journal Article

Volume

20

Date

September 2005

Webpage

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Creators

Lopez De Mantaras, Ramon (Author)
Cunningham, Padraig (Author)
Perner, Petra (Author)

Issue

03

DOI
10.1017/S0269888906000658


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