IPAS Ontology development

David Fowler, Quentin Hugues Reul, Derek Sleeman

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Abstract. There is a trend in some manufacturing industries to move from selling
products to providing services. As a result, designers must consider the life-cycle
costs. In the aero industry, for example, this must be considered as well as weight, performance and manufacturing cost. The IPAS (Integrated Products and Services) project is intended to utilise Semantic Web technologies in order to provide feedback of information/knowledge acquired during operation of a product to the product’s designers, and also to reuse knowledge from previous product designs. As part of IPAS, ontologies describing the products and processes have been created in order to allow service knowledge to be represented and shared. The design and implementation of these ontologies, and their planned future evolution, is described here. We also try to draw some lessons from our experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Ontologies Meet Industry
EditorsStefano Borgo, Leonardo Lesmo
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1586038710, 978-1586038717
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2008
Event3rd International Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry, FOMI 2008 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 5 Jun 20086 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


Conference3rd International Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry, FOMI 2008


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