Conference Paper

Integrating Case-based Reasoning with Evidence-based Practice for Decision Support.

Conference: ICEIS 2009 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Volume AIDSS, Milan, Italy, May 6-10, 2009
Source: DBLP

ABSTRACT Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) represents a decision-making process
centered on justifications of relevant information contained scientific research
proof found in the Internet. Context is a type of knowledge that supports identifying
what is or is not relevant in a given situation. Therefore, the integration of
evidence and context is still an open issue. Besides, EBP procedures do not
provide mechanisms to retain strategic knowledge from individual solutions,
which could facilitate the learning of decision makers, preserving evidences
used. On the other hand, Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) uses the history of
similar cases and provides mechanisms to retain problem-solving. This paper
proposes the integration of the CBR model with EBP procedures and Context to
support decision making. Our approach includes a conceptual framework extended
to support the development of applications that combines cases, evidence
and context, preserving the characteristics of usability and portability
across domains. An implementation in the area of crime prevention illustrates
the usage of our proposal.

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