Knowledge-Based Engineering Template Instances Update Support

  • Olivier Kuhn
  • Thomas Dusch
  • Parisa Ghodous
  • Pierre Collet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 73)


This paper presents an approach to support the update of Knowledge-Based Engineering template instances. As result of this approach, engineers are provided with a sequence of documents, giving the order in which they have to be updated. The generation of the sequence is based on the dependencies. In order to be able to compute a sequence, information about templates, Computer-Aided Design models and their relations are required. Thus an ontology has been designed in order to provide a comprehensive knowledge representation about templates and assemblies, and to allow inference on this knowledge. This knowledge is then used by a ranking algorithm, which generates the sequence from modified templates, without involving a manual analysis of the models and their dependencies. This will prevent mistakes and save time as the analysis and choices are automatically computed.


Ontology Update strategy Knowledge-based Engineering KBE templates Ranking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Kuhn
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Thomas Dusch
    • 1
  • Parisa Ghodous
    • 2
    • 3
  • Pierre Collet
    • 4
  1. 1.PROSTEP AGDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.CNRSUniversité de LyonLyonFrance
  3. 3.LIRIS, UMR5205Université Lyon 1LyonFrance
  4. 4.CNRS, LSIIT, UMR7005Université de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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