A Semantic-Based Information Management System to Support Innovative Product Design

Ucelli, Giuliana and De Amicis, Raffaele and Conti, Giuseppe and Giunchiglia, Fausto and Noll, Stefan (2003) A Semantic-Based Information Management System to Support Innovative Product Design. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    International competition and the rapidly global economy, unified by improved communication and transportation, offer to the consumers an enormous choice of goods and services. The result is that companies now require quality, value, time to market and innovation to be successful in order to win the increasing competition. In the engineering sector this is traduced in need of optimization of the design process and in maximization of re-use of data and knowledge already existing in the company. The “SIMI-Pro” (Semantic Information Management system for Innovative Product design) system addresses specific deficiencies in the conceptual phase of product design when knowledge management, if applied, is often sectorial. Its main contribution is in allowing easy, fast and centralized collection of data from multiple sources and in supporting the retrieval and re-use of a wide range of data that will help stylists and engineers shortening the production cycle. SIMI-Pro will be one of the first prototypes to base its information management and its knowledge sharing system on process ontology and it will demonstrate how the use of centralized network systems, coupled with Semantic Web technologies, can improve inter-working activities and interdisciplinary knowledge sharing.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software > QA076.7 Programming Languages - Semantics
    Report Number: DIT-03-020
    Repository staff approval on: 12 May 2003

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