In just few years, case-based reasoning has evolved from a research topic studied at a small number of specialized academic labs into an industrial-strength technology applied in various fields. The INRECA methodology presented in detail in this monograph provides a data analysis framework for developing case-based reasoning solutions for successful applications in real-world industrial contexts. The book is divided into parts on: - smarter business with case-based decision support; - developing case-based applications using the INRECA methodology; and - using the methodology in various application domains. The book provides a self-contained introduction to case-based reasoning applications that address both R&D professionals and general IT managers interested in this powerful new technology. In this second edition, improvements and updates have been incorporated throughout the text. Particularly useful is the systematic coverage of experience factory applications at various steps; and, of course, the references have been extended substantially.
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Reasoning with Complex Cases emphasizes case retrieval methods based on structured cases as they are relevant for planning, configuration, and design, and provides a systematic view of the case reuse phase, centering on complex situations. So far, books on case-based reasoning considered comparatively simple situations only. This book is a coherent work, not a selection of separate contributions, and consists largely of original research results using examples taken from industrial design, biology, medicine, jurisprudence and other areas. Reasoning with Complex Cases is suitable as a secondary text for graduate-level courses on case-based reasoning and as a reference for practitioners applying conventional CBR systems or techniques.
This book has its source in the question of whether any knowledge engineering tools can be applied or analyzed in cognition research and what insights and methods of cognitive science might be relevant for knowledge engineers. It presents the proceedings of a workshop organized by the Special Interest Groups Cognition and Knowledge Engineering of the German Society for Informatics, held in February 1992 in Kaiserslautern. The book is structured into three parts. The first part contrasts work in knowledge engineering with approaches from the side of the "soft sciences". The second part deals with case-based approaches in expert systems. Cognition research and the cognitive adequacy of expert systems are discussed in the third part. Contributions from Canada, England, France, Switzerland, and the USA demonstrate how knowledge engineering and cognitive science are woven together internationally.
The papers collected in this volume were presented at the 6th European C- ference on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR 2002) held at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK. This conference followed a series of very succe- ful well-established biennial European workshops held in Trento, Italy (2000), Dublin, Ireland (1998), Lausanne, Switzerland (1996), and Paris, France (1994), after the initial workshop in Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993). These meetings have a history of attracting ?rst-class European and international researchers and practitioners in the years interleaving with the biennial international co- terpart ICCBR; the 4th ICCBR Conference was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2001. Proc...
The refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR 2003, held in Trondheim, Norway, in June 2003. The 51 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. All current aspects of CBR are addressed including case representation, similarity retrieval, adaptation, case library maintenance, multi-agent collaborative systems, data mining, soft computing, recommender systems, knowledge management, legal reasoning, software reuse, and music.
A textbook suitable for undergraduate courses in machine learning and related topics, this book provides a broad survey of the field. Generous exercises and examples give students a firm grasp of the concepts and techniques of this rapidly developing, challenging subject. Introduction to Machine Learning synthesizes and clarifies the work of leading researchers, much of which is otherwise available only in undigested technical reports, journals, and conference proceedings. Beginning with an overview suitable for undergraduate readers, Kodratoff establishes a theoretical basis for machine learning and describes its technical concepts and major application areas. Relevant logic programming examples are given in Prolog. Introduction to Machine Learning is an accessible and original introduction to a significant research area.