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The Designers' Workbench: Using Ontologies and Constraints for Configuration.

Fowler, David W., Sleeman, Derek, Wills, Gary, Lyon, Terry and Knott, David (2004) The Designers' Workbench: Using Ontologies and Constraints for Configuration. At The Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Dec 2004.

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Abstract

Typically, complex engineering artifacts are designed by teams who may not all be located in the same building or even city. Additionally, besides having to design a part of an artifact to be consistent with the specification, it must also be consistent with the company's design standards. The Designers' Workbench supports designers by checking that their configurations satisfy both physical and organisational constraints. The system uses an ontology to describe the available elements in a configuration task. Configurations are composed of features, which can be geometric or nongeometric, physical or abstract. Designers can select a class of feature (e.g. Bolt) from the ontology, and add an instance of that class (e.g. a particular bolt) to their configuration. Properties of the instance can express the parameters of the feature (e.g. the size of the bolt), and also describe connections to other features (e.g. what parts the bolt is used to hold together).

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: 13th-15th December 2004
Venue - Dates: The Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, 2004-12-13 - 2004-12-15
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 260568
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260568
PURE UUID: 823ce016-91e4-4283-9687-0cdf5867eec8
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:12

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Author: David W. Fowler
Author: Derek Sleeman
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Terry Lyon
Author: David Knott

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