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Using knowledge-based technology to integrate CIM databases

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2 Author(s)
Dilts, D.M. ; Dept. of Manage. Sci., Waterloo Univ., Ont., Canada ; Wu, W.

The authors propose a framework for using knowledge-based systems to integrate the heterogeneous multidatabases of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). For each database, a corresponding knowledge-based system is designed for directing knowledge-processing of shared information. This one-to-one method reduces the complexity of the problem. Specifically, the structure, features, and knowledge representation for a knowledge-based system are presented. Then, a prototype of an interface between manufacturing planning and computer-aided design is described. Due to the potential for rapid changes in the manufacturing environment, the linkages among CIM databases are designed to be dynamic, flexible, and adaptive to a wide variety of situations

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Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 2 )