USE OF EXISTING ONTOLOGIES AS INPUT FOR STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT - Reducing the Effort for Analysing and Improving Engineering Systems

Andreas Kohn, Maik Maurer, Helena X. Schmidt, Udo Lindemann

Abstract

This paper presents an approach for combining two actual trends in the engineering domain: ontology-based knowledge management and structural complexity management. A focussed engineering system can be analysed and possibilities for improvements can be deduced with low effort by applying structure based algorithms on already existing ontologies. An overview of the current use of ontologies in the engineering domain is given for showing the various options for this application of structural complexity management. Necessary interfaces between ontology-based knowledge management and matrix-based structural complexity management are deduced by comparing both approaches considering data representation and analysis capabilities. The proposed approach is applied and discussed by the example of analysing an ontology originally developed for handling technical solution knowledge in the field of automation industry.

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Kohn A., Maurer M., X. Schmidt H. and Lindemann U. (2011). USE OF EXISTING ONTOLOGIES AS INPUT FOR STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT - Reducing the Effort for Analysing and Improving Engineering Systems . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-80-5, pages 195-201. DOI: 10.5220/0003635701950201


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@conference{keod11,
author={Andreas Kohn and Maik Maurer and Helena X. Schmidt and Udo Lindemann},
title={USE OF EXISTING ONTOLOGIES AS INPUT FOR STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT - Reducing the Effort for Analysing and Improving Engineering Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={195-201},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003635701950201},
isbn={978-989-8425-80-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)
TI - USE OF EXISTING ONTOLOGIES AS INPUT FOR STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT - Reducing the Effort for Analysing and Improving Engineering Systems
SN - 978-989-8425-80-5
AU - Kohn A.
AU - Maurer M.
AU - X. Schmidt H.
AU - Lindemann U.
PY - 2011
SP - 195
EP - 201
DO - 10.5220/0003635701950201