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A Case-Based reasoning tool For vibration analysis

Oatley, G., Tait, J. and MacIntyre, J. (1999) A Case-Based reasoning tool For vibration analysis. In: Milne, R.W., Macintosh, A.L. and Bramer, M., (eds.) Applications and Innovations in Expert Systems VI. Springer, London, pp. 132-146.

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This paper describes the development of a case-based reasoning (CBR) tool for vibration analysis, the Vibration Case Library (VCL).

The system is to help practicing engineers access similar cases while attempting to diagnose actual and potential faults on machines.

Of especial interest is the novel calculation of the similarity metric in the complex domain of vibration analysis. This is achieved by means of optimisation of weights based upon analysis of retrieval accuracy (rank ordered lists), using a variant of the Kendal Tau coefficient.

Representation is of complex three-dimensional objects and their environments, and is orientated towards high precision retrieval of cases.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer, London
Copyright: © 1999 Springer-Verlag London
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