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Publication Citation: A Semantic Product Modeling Framework and Language for Behavior Evaluation

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Author(s): Jae H. Lee; Hyo Won Suh; Steven J. Fenves; Rachuri Rachuri; Xenia Fiorentini; Ram D. Sriram; Conrad E. Bock;
Title: A Semantic Product Modeling Framework and Language for Behavior Evaluation
Published: April 08, 2010
Abstract: Supporting different stakeholder viewpoints across the product's entire lifecycle requires semantic richness for representing product related information. This paper proposes a multi-layered product modeling framework that enables stakeholders to define their product-specific models and relate them to physical or simulated instances. The framework is defined within the Model-driven Architecture and adapted to the multi-layer approach of the architecture. The data layer represents real world products, the model layer includes models of those products, and the meta-model layer (M2) defines the product modeling language. The semantic-based product modeling language described in this paper is specialized from a web ontology language enabling product designers to express the semantics of their product models explicitly and logically in an engineering-friendly way. The interactions between these three layers are described to illustrate how each layer in the framework is used in a product engineering context. A product example is provided for further understanding of the framework.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7681
Pages: 33 pp.
Keywords: Multi-layered product knowledge framework; ontological product modeling
Research Areas: Product Data, Ontologies, Manufacturing
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