Knowledge Based Engineering and Intelligent Personal Assistant Context in Distributed Design

  • Jerzy Pokojski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4200)


The work focuses on the problem concerning the application of the KBE approach and its tools in distributed environments. The first period of applying industrial KBE systems did not only show their significant advantages but also revealed their shortcomings. This problem is especially disturbing with distributed design where the potential of communication is very limited. Every design process is closely connected with the designer’s knowledge. In general, this is a very individual knowledge which is stored in the designer’s personal memory. The work represents an attempt of integration of KBE and IPA (Intelligent Personal Assistant), [11], which is the designer’s personal knowledge repository.


Personal Knowledge Design Step Personal Assistant Knowledge Element Knowledge Repository 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Pokojski
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  1. 1.Institute of Machine Design FundamentalsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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