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Data Exchange for Machine Shop Simulation



Yung-Tsun Lee, Yan Luo


Manufacturing simulation systems normally provide inter-faces for data import and export using proprietary formats. Dependent data interfaces limit simulation applications in the manufacturing industry. This paper describes a mecha-nism for transferring data between a traditional database and XML files, which represent a machine shop data model developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The data model is described by XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and UML (Unified Model-ing Language). The data transfer mechanism is based on Document Object Model (DOM), XML Path Language (XPath), and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data-base engines. A prototype implementation is also described in this paper.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Location


data transfer, database, information model, machine shop, simulation


Lee, Y. and Luo, Y. (2005), Data Exchange for Machine Shop Simulation, Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created June 30, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021