Ontology maintenance in a hierarchical federated collaborative product development environment

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2011.5960073
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Conference15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2011): 08 June 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pages19; # of pages: 9
SubjectCollaborative product development (CPD), HLA - High Level Architecture, Ontology Maintenance
AbstractThis paper presents a novel approach aiming to dynamically maintain the collaboration ontology in the execution of an ontology-based federated collaborative product development system when a federate joins or has resigned from a given federation. The proposed approach includes two algorithms: ontology maintenance (+) and ontology maintenance (-), corresponding to joining and resigning situations. It adopts an axiom-based deduction ontology fusion strategy, and takes heavy-weighted ontologies into consideration. It can find all the explicit and derived inter-ontology relations, and furthermore it reaches the active upper bounds of implicit equivalent inter-ontology relations searching. This paper also discusses some implementation issues on the basis of TH_RTI, a RTI (Run Time Infrastructure) version developed by National CIMS ERC, Tsinghua University. The proposed approach has great potential to improve the efficiency of ontology-based federated collaboration executions, reduce the work load for adaptive adjustment of ever-existing platforms, and enhance the applicability and flexibility of collaborative product development systems.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54426
NPARC number20373882
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