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Title: Knowledge sharing between design and manufacture
Authors: Cochrane, Sean
Case, Keith
Young, R.I.M.
Harding, Jennifer A.
Dani, Shilpa S.
Keywords: Formalised knowledge representation
Object-oriented product
Manufacturing models
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: University of Limerick
Citation: COCHRANE, S. et al., 2004. Knowledge sharing between design and manufacture. IN: Phelan, P. (ed.) IMC 21 : servicing manufacturing : proceedings of the 21st International Manufacturing Conference, 1st to 3rd September 2004, pp. 3 - 10.
Abstract: Object-oriented modelling has become an established technique for product and manufacturing knowledge representation. Various models offering generalised classes and class hierarchies have been proposed for this purpose. Additional bespoke classes are however typically required for specific domain representations. This causes problems when knowledge needs to be shared between domains using different models to describe common entities. These issues are especially complex when several systems are involved. For example, a designer accessing product, manufacturing, and third party systems may face multiple definitions of components, facilities and processes. This paper proposes a model that addresses some of these issues. The proposed model can describe manufacturing knowledge without additional bespoke classes. The detailed semantics of the model are based on recent work on ontologies, notably the Process Specification Language (PSL). Whilst PSL provides detailed semantics, it is not inherently object-oriented. The integration of PSL with object-oriented modelling methods is therefore the principle contribution of this work.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: EPSRC GR/R64483/01
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18562
ISBN: 1-8746537-7-1
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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