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Towards a Multi-View Semantic Model for Product Feature Description



Patrick Hoffmann, Shaw C. Feng, Gaurav Ameta, Parisa Ghodous, Lihong Qiao


Multiple perspectives need to be included in a product development process. Engineers from different departments usually have different views on a product design. It is hence necessary to define information structures that support multiple views. We propose a multi-view semantic model of three levels to describe product features. This paper provides an analysis and approach to develop such a semantic model. We base our analysis on a three-level conceptulization of engineering design features. The base level is substance, the intermediate level is view, and the top level is purpose. The proposed model should enhance semantic integrity of feature information throughout the product development for sharing information, such as design intent, manufacturing capability, and quality requirements.
Proceedings Title
Concurrent Engineering 2008
Conference Dates
July 24-25, 2008
Conference Location
Belfast, 1, EI


Feature-based design, feature modeling, interoperability, multi-view model, semantic model


Hoffmann, P. , Feng, S. , Ameta, G. , Ghodous, P. and Qiao, L. (2008), Towards a Multi-View Semantic Model for Product Feature Description, Concurrent Engineering 2008, Belfast, 1, EI, [online], (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created May 27, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021