Ontology-based models for design retrieval and analysis

Fabrice Alizon, Jyotirmaya Nanda, Steven B. Shooter, Timothy William Simpson

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Abstract

For today's product designers, many new or improved design tools and methods have been developed to support product family design. As a result of these developments, descriptions of design data continually evolve and get revised, giving rise to compatibility and sharing issues between these tools and methods and the design repositories created to support them. Each time a design tool evolves, designers must manually modify the design repository to fit the tool's needs, and in this same context, designers must manually manage the sharing of design information. In this paper we propose an ontology-based model to partially automate the management of design tool evolution and the subsequent revision of the supporting design repository. The proposed ontology-based model assists designers in assessing design compatibility, sharing data, and ultimately ensuring "plug and play" capability for each specific design tool, leading to better design information retrieval and analysis. A case study based on a family of single-use cameras illustrates the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 28 2007Jul 31 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
VolumeDS 42

Other

Other16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/28/077/31/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Alizon, F., Nanda, J., Shooter, S. B., & Simpson, T. W. (2007). Ontology-based models for design retrieval and analysis. In Proceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design (Proceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design; Vol. DS 42).