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Knowledge data discovery and data mining in a design environment

Haffey, M.K.D. and Duffy, A.H.B. (2000) Knowledge data discovery and data mining in a design environment. In: Workship Series on Knowledge Intensive CAD, IFIP WG5.2, 2000-05-22 - 2000-05-24, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

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    Abstract

    Designers, in the process of satisfying design requirements, generally encounter difficulties in, firstly, understanding the problem and secondly, finding a solution [Cross 1998]. Often the process of understanding the problem and developing a feasible solution are developed simultaneously by proposing a solution to gauge the extent to which the solution satisfies the specific requirements. Support for future design activities has long been recognised to exist in the form of past design cases, however the varying degrees of similarity and dissimilarity found between previous and current design requirements and solutions has restrained the effectiveness of utilising past design solutions. The knowledge embedded within past designs provides a source of experience with the potential to be utilised in future developments provided that the ability to structure and manipulate that knowledge can be made a reality. The importance of providing the ability to manipulate past design knowledge, allows the ranging viewpoints experienced by a designer, during a design process, to be reflected and supported. Data Mining systems are gaining acceptance in several domains but to date remain largely unrecognised in terms of the potential to support design activities. It is the focus of this paper to introduce the functionality possessed within the realm of Data Mining tools, and to evaluate the level of support that may be achieved in manipulating and utilising experiential knowledge to satisfy designers' ranging perspectives throughout a product's development.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 6414
    Notes: Proceedings of the IFIP TC5 WG5.2 Fourth Workshop on Knowledge Intensive CAD to Knowledge Intensive Engineering
    Keywords: data manipulation, knowledge transformers, re-use, knowledge data discovery, data mining, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Engineering design
    Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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      Depositing user: Miss Caroline Torres
      Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008
      Last modified: 06 Oct 2012 07:46
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6414

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