Assessment of Similarity of Elements as a Basis for Production Costs Estimation

  • Grzegorz ĆwikłaEmail author
  • Cezary Grabowik
  • Krzysztof Bańczyk
  • Łukasz Wiecha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 950)


The paper presents the method of fast production cost estimation based on similarities of elements. In order to describe elements, the shape and characteristic features of elements are encoded into a semantic network. Elements are decomposed into functional surfaces, which are characterised by structural and technological features. Similarities between elements are assessed by comparing element’s semantic nets. It is assumed that elements with a high similarity factor also have similar production costs. Results are presented on the example of shafts, numerous runs of c&t similarities assessment at various settings of the weights of the network branches were carried out in order to obtain convergence of the results of assessing similarity using semantic networks with similarities in the actual production costs, calculated by standard methods.


Cost estimation Similarity Semantic net Functional surfaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Ćwikła
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cezary Grabowik
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Bańczyk
    • 1
  • Łukasz Wiecha
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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