A case based reasoning model for contractor prequalification

Ng, S. Thomas, Smith, Nigel J., & Skitmore, Martin (1998) A case based reasoning model for contractor prequalification. International Journal of Construction Information Technology, 6(1), pp. 47-61.


The contractor prequalification process is characterised by the lack of an universally acceptable system and the existence of both quantitative and qualitative information. This has resulted in the development of a number of proprietary prequalification systems together with an over-reliance on human judgement for assessment. To improve the reliability and objectiveness of decisions being made, prequalification needs to be carried out on a more rational basis. A technique in artificial intelligence namely Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) appears to have the potential to satisfy the specific characteristics of the prequalification domain. This paper demonstrates, through the development of a prototype system, the practicality and suitability of CBR approach for prequalification.

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ID Code: 9437
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Case, based reasoning, contractor prequalification, experiential knowledge
ISSN: 0968-0365
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:45

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