A pilot study on a knowledge-based case library to support suicide risk assessment

Chi Fai Cheung, W. M. Wang, Chuen Suen Leung

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This article describes the system development processes for an electronic case library, built to facilitate and support the suicide prevention service provided by a social service organization in Hong Kong. It is a knowledge management system in which both 'rule-based reasoning' (RBR) and 'case-based reasoning' (CBR) are adopted. Initial test results, potentials and limitations of this knowledge management approach are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-227
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


  • case library
  • case-based reasoning
  • knowledge management
  • knowledge system technology
  • knowledge-based system
  • rule-based reasoning
  • social service administration
  • suicide risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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