Case-based learning of strategic knowledge

  • Beatriz Lopez
  • Enric Plaza
Part 6: Analogy And Case-Based Learning
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 482)


In this paper we describe bolero, a case-based reasoner that learns strategic knowledge (plans) to improve the problem-solving capabilities of an expert system. As a planner, bolero is a reactive planner that when gathering new observations can immediately generate a new plan to cope with the new situations. As a learner, bolero is capable of learning strategies from observation of the problem-solving performed by a teacher. From this experience, bolero plans strategies that solve new problems. bolero learns from success and failure during its problem-solving process. An evaluation to measure the efficiency of bolero is performed by comparing the system's results against both the correct solution of a case and the solutions provided by different domain experts. bolero has been proved useful in acquiring strategic knowledge and in refining existing strategies, in a real-life expert system for pneumonia diagnosis.


Strategy learning case-based learning planing control knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beatriz Lopez
    • 1
  • Enric Plaza
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d'Investigació en Intel·ligència Artificial CEAB-CSIC, Camí de Santa BàrbaraBlanes, CatalunyaSpain

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