Case-Based Reasoning: History, Methodology and Development Trends (pp. 505-530)
Authors: Michael Gr. Voskoglou
Abstract: The paper reviews the Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) approach, which over the last few years has grown from a rather specific and isolated research area into a field of widespread interest both from academic and commercial stand, and has been developed to a theory of problem-solving and learning for computers and people.
More explicitly, following an introduction with the basic concepts and a brief historical background of CBR, we focus on the steps of the CBR process, the several types of the CBR methods, the applications of CBR to a wide range of domains and on the development trends of methods, applications and research for CBR. Finally, in our conclusion’s section, we underline the differences between CBR and the classical rule-induction algorithms, we refer to the existing criticism for CBR methods and, summarizing the paper, we derive our final conclusion about the CBR approach.