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Semantic Interoperability Requirements for Manufacturing Knowledge Sharing

  • N. Chungoora
  • R. I. M. Young

Abstract

Nowadays, sophisticated Computer Aided Engineering applications are used to support concurrent and cross-enterprise product design and manufacture. However, at present, problems are still encountered whenever manufacturing information and knowledge have to be communicated and shared in computational form. One of the most prominent of these problems is concerned with semantic mismatches, which impinge onto achieving seamless manufacturing interoperability. In this paper, the possible configuration of frameworks to capture semantically enriched manufacturing knowledge for manufacturing interoperability is being discussed. Ontology-driven semantic frameworks, based on explicit definitions of manufacturing terminology and knowledge relationships, offer an attractive approach to solving manufacturing interoperability issues. The work described in this paper defines Hole Feature ontological models in order to identify and capture preliminary semantic requirements by considering different contexts in which hole features can be described.

Keywords

interoperability semantics manufacturing knowledge sharing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Chungoora
    • 1
  • R. I. M. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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