Case-based model selection for engineering diagnosis

  • B. Raphael
  • I. Smith
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1488)


This paper describes an approach to selecting appropriate causal models for engineering diagnosis. We have chosen a hybrid approach which is a combination of model composition and model reuse. Model composition permits reasoning with multiple models that contain explicit assumptions. Difficulties related to intractability during model composition are reduced by model reuse. We are currently validating and testing the system on full-scale civil engineering structures.


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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