Authors: Olga Vorobieva, Rainer Schmidt
Addresses: Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry, University of Rostock, Germany. ' Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry, University of Rostock, Rembrandtstr. 16/17, D-18055 Rostock, Germany
Abstract: In medicine many exceptions occur. In medical studies and in research, exceptions shall be explained. We present a system that helps to explain cases that do not fit into a theoretical hypothesis. Our starting points are situations where neither a well-developed theory nor reliable knowledge nor a proper case base is available. Instead just some theoretical hypothesis and a set of measurements are given. In this paper, we propose to combine Case-Based Reasoning with a statistical model. We use Case-Based Reasoning to explain those cases that do not fit the model.
Keywords: case-based reasoning; CBR; exceptional cases; explanations; medical models; medical exceptions; statistical modelling; medicine.
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2010 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.271 - 282
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