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An engineering design process supported by knowledge retrieval from a spatial database

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3 Author(s)
M. L. Manwaring ; Sch. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA, USA ; K. L. Jones ; T. G. Glagowski

An algorithm is presented which has the purpose of allowing the search of a nonhomogeneous database which contains engineering design information and other data relevant to the engineering design process. The purpose of the work is to develop a system which improves the design process by providing a quick access mechanism to heterogeneous, complex knowledge. The algorithm is based on a new type of fuzzy query (i.e. iterative, ranked retrieval) from an exclusive, partitional, spatial database. A prototype system which implements a small database and this retrieval from a PLOP hashing database is described and an example is presented which demonstrates its application

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Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, 1996. Proceedings., Second IEEE International Conference on

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21-25 Oct 1996