Ontology-based knowledge provision for decision support in product development

DS 125: Proceedings of the 34th Symposium Design for X (DFX2023)

Year: 2023
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold-Byhain, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Jessica Pickel, Benjamin Gerschutz, Dennis Horber, Stefan Goetz, Sandro Wartzack
Series: DfX
Institution: Engineering Design (KTmfk), Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU), Germany
Page(s): 045-054
DOI number: 10.35199/dfx2023.05


The product development process confronts engineers with numerous decision problems. In this context, it is a challenge to consider all underlying heterogeneous data sources and decision methods to avoid incorrect decisions. Regarding these issues, ontologies offer the possibility to represent knowledge in a structured and adaptable way. Thus, this contribution proposes a methodical conception of a product development ontology and a novel approach to support developers in solving interrelated decision problems by providing relevant knowledge in a target-oriented way. In addition, the application is demonstrated by an exemplary development scenario for the axle design of a micromobility solution

Keywords: Ontology, product development process, decision-making, requirements management, knowledge management


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