Finding the right model for bridge diagnosis

  • B. Raphael
  • I. Smith
Long Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1454)


This paper describes a hybrid reasoning system for complex diagnostic tasks in structural engineering. This project combines results from research into compositional modelling with model reuse for improving the quality of diagnosis through a systematic consideration of feasible models for explaining observations. This leads to more accurate predictions of behaviour and as a result, improved structural management.


Diagnosis case-based reasoning model-based reasoning compositional modelling structural monitoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Raphael
    • 1
  • I. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ISS-IMAC)EPFL-Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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