An Integrated Platform for Reasoning from Cases


INRECA - 6322

Keywords case-based reasoning, medical diagnosis


Start Date: 27-MAY-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of INRECA is to integrate case-based reasoning and induction techniques in order to develop a technology for building diagnosis and identification applications by using case records.

Case-based reasoning is the name given to problem-solving methods which make use of specific past experiences (cases) rather than a corpus of general knowledge. One of the goals of INRECA is to compare and contrast these two approaches to problem-solving using complex real-world applications in biology (medical diagnosis from case records, identification of marine sponges) and technical maintenance (fault diagnosis in aircraft). The aim is to produce a generic case-based reasoning platform for diagnosis and two market-oriented systems focusing on a pharmaceutical industry application and technical maintenance.

Progress and Results

The common case representation language, CASUEL has been specified. The various options to integrate induction and case-based reasoning have been explored as well as the methodology to evaluate the results of such an integration.

The hypermedia editors, the Hypermedia Case Manager and the Descriptive Model Editor, have been prototyped and demonstrated.

Exploitation

The industrial partners intend to develop from the generic INRECA technology vertical platforms aimed at applications in technical maintenance and quality control.

The exploitation will be done both through off the shelf CBR products and application developments by the partners.


CONTACT POINT

Dr. Michel Manago
Acknosoft
58 rue du Dessous des Berges
F - 75013 Paris
tel: + 33 / 1-4424 8800
fax: + 33 / 1-4424 8866

Participants

ACKNOSOFT - F - C
GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INNOVATIVE
SOFTWARE-SYSTEME MBH - D - P
UNIVERSITÄT KAISERSLAUTERN - D - P
IRISH MEDICAL SYSTEMS - IRL - P


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INRECA - 6322, December 1993


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