CaBMA: A case-based reasoning system for capturing, refining, and reusing project plans

  • Xu K
  • Muñoz-Avila H
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Abstract

In this paper, we present {CaBMA}, a prototype of a knowledge-based system designed to assist with project planning tasks using case-based reasoning. {CaBMA} introduces a novel approach to project planning in that, for the first time, a knowledge layer is added on top of traditional project management software. Project management software provides editing and bookkeeping capabilities. {CaBMA} enhances these capabilities by automatically capturing project plans in the form of cases, refining these cases over time to avoid potential inconsistency between them, reusing these cases to generate plans for new projects, and indicating possible repairs for project plans when they derive away from existing knowledge. We will give an overview of the system, provide a detailed explanation on each component, and present an empirical study based on synthetic data.

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  • Case-based reasoning
  • Project planning

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Authors

  • Ke Xu

  • Hèctor Muñoz-Avila

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