Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Information Modeling: From Design to Implementation



Yung-Tsun T. Lee


Today's manufacturing industry greatly relies on computer technology to support activities throughout a product's life cycle. Effective and efficient information sharing and exchange among computer systems have been critical issues. Formal information modeling languages that describe information requirements unambiguously is an enabling technology that facilitates the development of a large scale, networked, computer environment that behaves consistently and correctly. This paper describes an information modeling process. Emphasis is placed on the need for the implementation of quality information models to facilitate an integrated manufacturing environment. How information models are used to define data requirements and how, in a practical application, information models enable information sharing and exchange are described. Several information modeling methodologies, modeling languages, and implementation methods are reviewed. In addition, recommendations on building practical information models are presented.
IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation


data exchange, information modeling


Lee, Y. (1999), Information Modeling: From Design to Implementation, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created September 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017