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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 01 GLASGOW, AUGUST 21-23, 2001
 

Summary: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN
ICED 01 GLASGOW, AUGUST 21-23, 2001
AUTOMATIC COMPOSITION OF XML DOCUMENTS TO EXPRESS
DESIGN INFORMATION NEEDS
Andy Dong, Shuang Song, Jialong Wu, and Alice M Agogino
Keywords: Information analysis, classification and retrieval; information representation;
design information management
1 Introduction
Engineering design is an information intensive activity. It is reported that designers spend in
excess of 50% of their time in handling information [7]. Thus, the efficiency and the quality
of the design process depend considerably on how well designers are able to handle large
amounts of information. One study [8] of the information required by design engineers to
complete their jobs indicated that less than 50% of that information was actually available and
only 20% could be provided by the existing specialized applications. Directing the right
information to the right person at the right time is a complicated but crucial task.
Design information management has received increasing attention in recent years as a result
of these findings and the recognition that lacking sufficient or missing key design information
may lead to sub-optimal decision-making and design [2,4]. Much of the existing research has
focused on the capture, storage, indexing and presentation of design information including
informal information [3,9]. Less work has been done on information retrieval based on an

  

Source: Agogino, Alice M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

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