Case-Based Reasoning: A Textbook by Michael M. Richter, Rosina O. Weber

By Michael M. Richter, Rosina O. Weber

While it's quite effortless to checklist billions of reports in a database, the knowledge of a method isn't really measured by way of the variety of its reports yet particularly via its skill to use them. Case-based rea­soning (CBR) may be seen as adventure mining, with analogical reasoning utilized to problem–solution pairs. As instances are usually now not exact, easy garage and bear in mind of reviews isn't really enough, we needs to outline and research similarity and version. the basics of the process at the moment are well-established, and there are various profitable advertisement functions in different fields, attracting curiosity from researchers throughout a number of disciplines.

This textbook offers case-based reasoning in a scientific procedure with targets: to offer rigorous and officially legitimate constructions for exact reasoning, and to illustrate the diversity of thoughts, tools, and instruments on hand for plenty of purposes. within the chapters partially I the authors current the fundamental components of CBR with out assuming earlier reader wisdom; half II explains the center tools, in particu­lar case representations, similarity issues, retrieval, variation, evaluate, revisions, studying, develop­ment, and upkeep; half III bargains complicated perspectives of those issues, also overlaying uncertainty and possibilities; and half IV indicates the variety of information assets, with chapters on textual CBR, im­ages, sensor information and speech, conversational CBR, and data administration. The e-book concludes with appendices that supply brief descriptions of the elemental formal definitions and techniques, and comparisons be­tween CBR and different recommendations.

The authors draw on years of educating and coaching event in educational and company environments, they usually hire bankruptcy summaries, history notes, and routines during the publication. it really is appropriate for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars of computing device technological know-how, administration, and comparable disciplines, and it is also a pragmatic advent and advisor for commercial researchers and practitioners engaged with wisdom engineering systems.

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2 Structured and Unstructured Organisation Cases can be organised into structures such as hierarchies and networks. To be structured, however, cases do not necessarily require a hierarchical organisation. The relationship between two cases will have specific characteristics. 3 Six diagnosis cases Attributes Case id Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4 Case 5 Case 6 Nausea Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Fever Yes No No No No No Malaise Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy No Listless Listless Blood pressure Normal Normal to low High Normal to high Normal Normal to high Vision changes No Yes No No No No Shortness of breath No No Yes No No No Patient name Bart Marge Lisa Homer Maggie Ned Flanders Diagnosis Influenza Migraine Heart problem Stress Vitamin deficiency Hangover organisation is structured.

An early cycle for modelling the CBR process, referred to as a CBR flowchart, is given in Riesbeck and Schank (1989). The CBR cycle was extended in many ways to describe additional activities like maintenance and learning. Some of these extensions are described by Bridge (2005). More historical information is in Chap. 1, Introduction, and in Chap. 23, Relations and Comparisons with Other Techniques. The knowledge containers were introduced by Michael M. Richter; see, for instance, Richter (1998).

These issues are further discussed in Chaps. 6 and 7, both about similarity. In the example, such a similarity function would define for attribute “Oil pressure light flickering” a value of 1 if both cases we have the same value for this attribute, and 0 otherwise. 1 otherwise. These numbers resulting from the similarity function denote the degree of similarity. The second concept within similarity assessment is the relative relevance of each attribute. In practice, each attribute is not equally relevant, and this has to be represented in the similarity assessment.

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