Product family design knowledge representation, integration, and reuse

Jyotirmaya Nanda, Henri J. Thevenot, Timothy W. Simpson

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Abstract

Product design information captured by current software systems in proprietary data structures makes it difficult to index, search, refine, reuse, distribute, browse, and aggregate design information across heterogeneous organizational information systems. Towards this end, a flexible Knowledge Management System for systematic development, deployment and management of multiple product families is critical. In this paper we propose a methodology to (1) capture and reorganize component design information as a graph called Network Bill of Material (NBOM) to facilitate design information management for a family of products and (2) represent and store design information using ontologies that promote sharing and reuse of components for platform-based product realization. In the proposed methodology, the components and products of the product family are represented as a complete lattice structure using Formal Concept Analysis (FCA). The NBOM and component designs are represented using web ontology language (OWL). An example of one-time-use cameras is presented to demonstrate the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI - 2005
Pages32-37
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI - 2005 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2005Aug 17 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI - 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI - 2005
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period8/15/058/17/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Nanda, J., Thevenot, H. J., & Simpson, T. W. (2005). Product family design knowledge representation, integration, and reuse. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI - 2005 (pp. 32-37). [1506445] (Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI - 2005; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/IRI-05.2005.1506445