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Retrieval, reuse, revision and retention in case-based reasoning.

De Mantaras, Ramon Lopez; McSherry, David; Bridge, Derek; Leake, David; Smyth, Barry; Craw, Susan; Faltings, Boi; Maher, Mary Lou; Cox, Michael T.; Forbus, Kenneth; Keane, Mark; Aamodt, Agnar; Watson, Ian


Ramon Lopez De Mantaras

David McSherry

Derek Bridge

David Leake

Barry Smyth

Boi Faltings

Mary Lou Maher

Michael T. Cox

Kenneth Forbus

Mark Keane

Agnar Aamodt

Ian Watson


Case-based reasoning (CBR) is an approach to problem solving that emphasizes the role of prior experience during future problem solving (i.e., new problems are solved by reusing and if necessary adapting the solutions to similar problems that were solved in the past). It has enjoyed considerable success in a wide variety of problem solving tasks and domains. Following a brief overview of the traditional problem-solving cycle in CBR, we examine the cognitive science foundations of CBR and its relationship to analogical reasoning. We then review a representative selection of CBR research in the past few decades on aspects of retrieval, reuse, revision, and retention.


DE MANTARAS, R.L., MCSHERRY, D., BRIDGE, D., LEAKE, D., SMYTH, B., CRAW, S., FALTINGS, B., MAHER, M.L., COX, M.T., FORBUS, K., KEANE, M., AAMODT, A. and WATSON, I. 2005. Retrieval, reuse, revision and retention in case-based reasoning. Knowledge engineering review [online], 20(3), pages 215-240. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 30, 2005
Online Publication Date Sep 30, 2005
Publication Date Sep 30, 2005
Deposit Date Mar 21, 2007
Publicly Available Date Mar 21, 2007
Journal Knowledge engineering review
Print ISSN 0269-8889
Electronic ISSN 1469-8005
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 3
Pages 215-240
Keywords Case based reasoning
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