We describe LearnIT, a computer program that can observe an iterative solution to a parametric design problem and learn the design strategy employed. When the design requirements change, the program uses the learned strategy to automatically generate a new solution in the “style” of the original. The program uses a specialized instance-based learning method based on the observation that iterative design is often a form of debugging—each iteration is an attempt to repair a particular flaw in the design. Thus, the program learns the design strategy by observing what actions are taken in response to each kind of flaw. [S1050-0472(00)01203-4]
LearnIT: An Instance-Based Approach to Learning and Reusing Design Strategies
Contributed by the Design Theory and Methodology Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received Sept. 1999. Associate Technical Editor: J. Cagan.
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Stahovich, T. F. (September 1, 1999). "LearnIT: An Instance-Based Approach to Learning and Reusing Design Strategies ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. September 2000; 122(3): 249–256. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1288216
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