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Contributions to Proceedings:

J. Cho, T. Vosgien, D. Gerhard:
"Engineering Knowledge Extraction for Semantic Interoperability between CAD, KBE and PLM Systems";
accepted for publication in: "14th IFIP International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM17), July 9-12, 2016, Seville, ES", issued by: IFIP; Springer International Publishing, Springer International Publishing, 2017.



English abstract:
For the deployment of both Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) approaches, product and process engineering knowledge needs to be identified, acquired, formalized, processed and reused. While knowledge acquisition is still a bottleneck process, the formalized engineering knowledge is still too often encapsulated in CAD models and in KBE systems developed in vendor-specific environments. To address this issue, this paper introduces a possible solution enabling the enrichment of a CAD-KBE-PLM integration schema that provides a standardized and neutral representation of engineering knowledge for further reuse across heterogeneous CAD, KBE and PLM systems. To enrich this schema, the proposed solution combines the usage of a Multi-CAD API library - which allows platform-independent and automatic extraction of engineering knowledge from CAD models into an XML-based representation - and a Knowledge Acquisition and Formalization Assistant (KAFA) which assist domain experts to formalize their procedural knowledge.

German abstract:
For the deployment of both Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) approaches, product and process engineering knowledge needs to be identified, acquired, formalized, processed and reused. While knowledge acquisition is still a bottleneck process, the formalized engineering knowledge is still too often encapsulated in CAD models and in KBE systems developed in vendor-specific environments. To address this issue, this paper introduces a possible solution enabling the enrichment of a CAD-KBE-PLM integration schema that provides a standardized and neutral representation of engineering knowledge for further reuse across heterogeneous CAD, KBE and PLM systems. To enrich this schema, the proposed solution combines the usage of a Multi-CAD API library - which allows platform-independent and automatic extraction of engineering knowledge from CAD models into an XML-based representation - and a Knowledge Acquisition and Formalization Assistant (KAFA) which assist domain experts to formalize their procedural knowledge.

Keywords:
Knowledge Acquisition, Semantic interoperability, Computer-Aided Design, KBE-PLM Integration

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