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Asynchronous distance education was linked in the past with a number of pedagogical drawbacks. Delay responses, hazy monitoring of the students’ performance progress, lack of student modeling processes etc. are commonly referred in the literature as critical problems (Wulf, 1996; Pernici and Casati, 1997; Relan and Gillani, 1997, Pritichard, 1998; Khan, 1997; Harasim, 1990; Hall, 1997b). SYIM is a domain independent educational environment, which has been developed in order to remedy some of the educational problems, appears in asynchronous distance education (Tsinakos and Margaritis, 2001a). In its primal version, SYIM was focused on the process of providing an auto-reply to a student query posting. To accomplish this task SYIM used Case Based Reasoning techniques as part of its reasoning component (Diagnosis Process), in order to identify a similar posting (case), that might be the answer on student's original question.