Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7642
Title: A knowledge-based architecture for intelligent design support
Authors: Tang, MX 
Issue Date: Dec-1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Source: Knowledge engineering review, Dec. 1997, v. 12, no. 4, p. 387-406 How to cite?
Journal: Knowledge engineering review 
Abstract: The development of a knowledge-based design support system is a lengthy and costly process because various computational techniques necessary for intelligent design support are not readily available in a knowledge-based environment. The systematisation of design knowledge needs combined e€orts from designers and knowledge engineers. Existing knowledge-based system development tools o€er limited support to intelligent design support which require sophisticated knowledge engineering techniques in terms of knowledge representation, inference, control, truth maintenance and learning. In this paper, a knowledge-based architecture for intelligent design support is described. The existing knowledge-based design system architectures are reviewed ®rst. Five key issues in intelligent design support using knowledge engineering techniques, i.e. design knowledge representation, structure of design knowledge base, intelligent control of design process, consistency and context management of design knowledge, and modelling of design collaboration are then discussed. These discussions provide a basis for a description of a knowledge-based design support system architecture which has been implemented in a Lisp-based environment and tested in two di€erent domains. Current application of this architecture in the development of a design support system in the domain of mechanical engineering design at the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre is presented and evaluated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7642
ISSN: 0269-8889 (print)
1469-8005 (EISSN)
DOI: 10.1017/S0269888997004025 10.1017/S0269888997004025
Rights: © Cambridge University Press 1997.
The following article "MING XI TANG (1997). A knowledge-based architecture for intelligent design support. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 12, pp 387-406." is available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=35947.
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Tang_Knowledge-based_Architecture_Design.pdf832.74 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

23
Last Week
0
Last month
1
Citations as of May 25, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

16
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Mar 30, 2017

Page view(s)

282
Last Week
4
Last month
Checked on May 28, 2017

Download(s)

120
Checked on May 28, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.