When Should You Use Case Based Reasoning (CBR)?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 | Labels: | |

Case Based Reasoning (CBR) is more suitable for the following problems:

  • The problem domain is complex and not amenable to complete mathematical modeling.

  • An explicit model is extremely difficult to elicit and represent with rules.

  • Historical data exists within the organization.

  • The domain experts have considerable difficulty in writing down the decision rules. But, they are comfortable in providing well-proven heuristics and experiences, to incorporate into the case base as cases. They have little difficulty in recalling concrete cases, which they have encountered in the past.

  • The domain is such that it needs reasoning for the system's solutions.