Case-based reasoning commentaries: introduction
a1 Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Naval Research Laboratory, Code 5515, 4555 Overlook Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20375-5337, USA; e-mail: email@example.com
a2 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
a3 Department of Computer Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland 1, New Zealand; e-mail: email@example.com
We are delighted to present this special issue of The
Review, as it marks a significant accomplishment of the case-based reasoning (CBR) community. Its 19 commentaries, written by 41 authors, represent a compendium on the state-of-the-art in CBR. These evolved from a 2003 workshop that was held at Waiheke Island and Queenstown, New Zealand and chaired by Alec Holt and Ian Watson. The workshop's delegates identified the primary topics of CBR research and application, selected representative influential publications for each topic, and were encouraged to co-author commentaries on each topic with other CBR experts who were unable to attend. These collaborations produced the articles you now see. While several reviews exist on CBR (e.g. Marir & Watson, 1994; López de Mántaras & Plaza, 1997; Lenz et
al., 1998), few have been published recently or have similar historical and subject breadth.
(Published Online May 8 2006)