I met Lotta Rintala already at ICCBR 2011 but we only got talking at the ICCBR 2012 Doctoral Consortium in Lyon, France, where she presented her research topic. She is looking at how to use CBR for gold ore pretreatment selection. It quickly became clear that her work could benefit from a stay with my research group at the University of West London and that we, on the other hand, could benefit from a myCBR Workbench user who is not a software engineer.
Lotta is a PhD student at the School of Chemical Technology at Aalto University, Finland. For four months – starting in March – Lotta will be working with us. Goal of her research visit is to study how to formally represent cases in her domain using myCBR Workbench, and how to effectively retrieve relevant cases. My team and I will assist in the respective knowledge modelling and programming tasks.