Complexity Profiling for Informed Case-Base Editing

  • Stewart Massie
  • Susan Craw
  • Nirmalie Wiratunga
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4106)


The contents of the case knowledge container is critical to the performance of case-based classification systems. However the knowledge engineer is given little support in the selection of suitable techniques to maintain and monitor the case-base. In this paper we present a novel technique that provides an insight into the structure of a case-base by means of a complexity profile that can assist maintenance decision-making and provide a benchmark to assess future changes to the case-base. We also introduce a complexity-guided redundancy reduction algorithm which uses a local complexity measure to actively retain cases close to boundaries. The algorithm offers control over the balance between maintaining competence and reducing case-base size. The ability of the algorithm to maintain accuracy in a compacted case-base is demonstrated on seven public domain classification datasets.


Decision Boundary Reduction Algorithm Relative Cover Knowledge Engineer Zero Complexity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stewart Massie
    • 1
  • Susan Craw
    • 1
  • Nirmalie Wiratunga
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingThe Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenScotland, UK

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