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A Semantic Feature Model in Concurrent Engineering

Authors Liu, Yongjin
Lai, Kamlung
Dai, Gang HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Yuen, Matthew Ming Fai View this author's profile
Issue Date 2010
Source IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering , v. 7, (3), 2010, JUL, p. 659-665
Summary Concurrent engineering (CE) is a methodology applied to product lifecycle development so that high quality, well designed products can be provided at lower prices and in less time. Many research works have been proposed for efficiently modeling of different domains in CE. However, an integration of these works with consistent data flow is absent and still in great demand in industry. In this paper, we present a generic integration framework with a semantic feature model for knowledge representation and reasoning across domains in CE. An implementation of the proposed semantic feature model is presented to demonstrate its advantage in knowledge representation by feature transformation across domains in CE. Note to Practitioners-In this paper, an important problem in manufacturing industry is addressed: how semantic features can be used across different domains in CE. The proposed hierarchical feature model in this paper offers a solution to two aspects in this problem: (a) how to capture the specific knowledge consistently in different domains and (b) how to reuse the existing data. The presented modeling approach is an attempt that uses a semantic feature language representation in CE and sheds some light on a practical solution to this difficult problem in industry.
ISSN 1545-5955
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