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Case-based Reasoning: Toward Phenomenological Ontologies
David Jonassen

Most information systems are organized around subject matter topics, which is an ontological type of knowledge representation. Ironically, the knowledge that humans more naturally construct in order to represent what they know is phenomenological (experiential). The most common theory for representing phenomenological knowledge is case-based reasoning, which is applied in the form of case libraries of indexed stories. After briefly describing the processes for collecting and indexing stories for case libraries, I show how they can be used to support learning in different disciplines.

Keywords: Ontologies, case-based reasoning, knowledge representation.

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