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Ontology-based Exchange of Product Data Semantics

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Author(s)

Lalit Patil, D Dutta, Ram D. Sriram

Abstract

An increasing trend toward product development in a collaborative environment has resulted in the use of various software tools to enhance the product design. This requires a meaningful representation and exchange of product data semantics across different application domains. This paper proposes an ontology-based framework to enable such semantic interoperability. A standards-based approach is used to develop a Product Semantic Representation Language (PSRL). Formal description logic (DAML+OIL) is used to encode the PSRL. Mathematical logic and corresponding reasoning is used to determine semantic equivalences between an application ontology and the PSRL. The semantic equivalence matrix enables resolution of ambiguities created due to differences in syntaxes and meanings associated with terminologies in different application domains. Successful semantic interoperability will form the basis of seamless communication and thereby, enable better integration of product development systems.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Keywords

CAD/CAM integration, DAML, OIL, ontologies, product data exchange, PSRL, semantic interoperability

Citation

Patil, L. , Dutta, D. and Sriram, R. (2005), Ontology-based Exchange of Product Data Semantics, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822263 (Accessed June 2, 2023)
Created February 28, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021