Exploitation of a Semantic Platform to Store and Reuse PLM Knowledge

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 438)


Products generate a large amount of information during their lifecycles. Small and medium enterprises are often not structured enough to enable the efficient management of such amount of information. Several tools of product lifecycle management have been developed in the last years to address this issue, but they are rarely exploited by companies, especially SMEs. The aim of our work is to present a semantic platform to integrate data along the whole product lifecycle to allow semantic search and knowledge reuse. The integration of data is realized with a reference PLM ontology, containing the main concepts and relations to describe a PLM. This ontology has a modular structure, so that it can be easily extended to describe concrete product lifecycles. An example of a real application of the semantic platform in an industrial case is reported.


PLM knowledge management semantic model ontology UML 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.USU Software AGKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAOStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.University of Stuttgart IATStuttgartGermany

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