Back to Main Functional Modeling of Engineering Designs for the Semantic Web

    Joseph B. Kopena and William C. Regli*
   tjkopena at cs dot drexel dot edu, regli at drexel dot edu

   Geometric and Intelligent Computing Laboratory
   Department of Computer Science
   College of Engineering, Drexel University
   3141 Chestnut Street
   Philadelphia, PA, 19104

(* also of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics)

A goal of this paper is to briefly describe work on a novel application of the Semantic Web to design repositories---collections of diverse engineering knowledge with sophisticated reasoning services. However, a more general goal of this paper is to demonstrate the extra utility enabled in database-styled applications by the incorporation of even simple semantics. It also discusses the development of practical, useful representations and applications for the Semantic Web.

The full paper has been posted for download [ gz ps, 280k ].

December 2003 IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin---vol. 26, #4, pgs. 55--62. - Joe Kopena updated://thursday/2-12-04?10.52.16