Problem Solving Search Engines
Problem Solving Bibliographic Database
The Bibliographic database supports searches for:
- Problem Solving context in articles - Search for the categorization of problem solving in our database with 500 bibliographic records.
- Bibliographic info - Search for articles from our database with 500 bibliographic records on problem solving
Engineering Problem Inventory
Search the Problem Inventory for similar problems, problem categorizations, and contexts in over 150 interviews with engineers
Each search engine utilizes Case-based Reasoning (CBR) that allows for more flexibility in selecting cases. While there may not be an exact match to your search (i.e. civil engineering, decision problem), there are always cases with some similarities which can help you consider various options that would not otherwise be considered (i.e. mechanical engineering and decision problem).
The mechanism behind the scence is based on a case-based-reasoning engine (CBR) utilizing a near-neighbor algorithm. The functionalities of a CBR engine are different from these of search engines like google. The relationship between all index values within an index is captured in a so called distance matrix (f.e. values "design problem", "decision problem" within index "problem type). This matrix represents the conceptual neighborhood of one value to another. Based on your search values the system gives you all results.