Ontology-Based Knowledge Representation Approach for Packaging Cost Estimation of Mechanical and Electrical Products

  • Yun-qi GongEmail author
  • Xiao-jing Yu
  • Li-xin Ma
Conference paper


In the process of packaging design, the estimation of product packaging cost can provide support for the technical and economic evaluation of the mechanical and electrical products packaging design scheme and the reduction of the packaging cost. Information support for packaging cost estimation from multiple sources was analyzed, the application of ontology technology makes it more clear to estimate the cost of packaging, and to share the concept of packaging cost in different packaging design stage, first-order logic was used in common sense reasoning of the packaging cost. To solve the problem that multiple information integration, knowledge sharing and utilizing solution was proposed to support cost estimation in different packaging design stage, in which estimation methods including case-based reasoning, activity-based costing and simulation technology were used.


Ontology Packaging cost Estimation Knowledge representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Light IndustryHarbin University of CommerceHarbinChina
  2. 2.Harbin Electric Power Equipment PlantHarbinChina

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