Computational & Technology Resources
an online resource for computational,
engineering & technology publications
Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 49
Edited by: M.B. Leeming and B.H.V. Topping
Paper XIII.2

Intelligent Visualisation as Interface for CBR Systems

L. Oliveira*, I. Watson* and A. Retik#

*University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
#University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
L. Oliveira, I. Watson, A. Retik, "Intelligent Visualisation as Interface for CBR Systems", in M.B. Leeming, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Innovation in Civil and Construction Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 311-318, 1997. doi:10.4203/ccp.49.13.2
This paper presents a Computer-Based Training (CBT) tool that relies on an integration of Virtual Reality (VR) and Case- Based Reasoning (CBR). It is an application that handles past cases represented in Virtual Reality (VR) and aims at providing training and learning.

A prototype has been developed as part of this research. It holds past experiences of experts in the inspection of health and safety regulations of scaffold structures. Each case in the CBR contains a virtual scaffold structure and the various tasks involved in its inspection Thus, several problems and tasks on scaffold inspection are reviewed to either increase or evaluate users' skills.

In order to encourage further applications of this approach, this paper presents several aspects of VR that can make this technology a powerful tool for case representation. Thus, the role of VR for case representation and memory recall are reviewed. Next, the methodology for development of the prototype is discussed, focusing on the process of case design in VR as a training tool. Then, a training session on the inspection of scaffold Health & Safety regulations is presented and some conclusions are drawn.

purchase the full-text of this paper (price £20)

go to the previous paper
go to the next paper
return to the table of contents
return to the book description
purchase this book (price £85 +P&P)