Back to Main Design Repositories On The Semantic Web With Description-Logic Enabled Services

    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)

All engineering firms maintain archives of previously designed artifacts, often in the form of databases of computer aided design (CAD) data. Design repositories are an evolution of such databases to include more heterogenous information and to provide enhanced capabilities through the application of knowledge representation techniques. This paper introduces on-going work on applying description logic and the Semantic Web to constructing such design repositories.

The full paper has been posted for download [ pdf, 928k ].

Forthcoming, First International Semantic Web and Databases Workshop (co-located with VLDB 2003); September 7--8 2003; Berlin, Germany - Joe Kopena updated://wednesday/2-11-04?8.11.40