TRACEABILITY IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Editor: ed: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Storga M.
Section: DESIGN INFORMATION SYSTEMS & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Page(s): 911 - 918
The main factors that make traceability difficult in designing are: complexity of design objects representations; multirelations and dependencies between design objects; fuzziness of design and designing; lack of formal models of design objects; heterogeneity of design object sources. The meta model of product development context for achieving traceability is described. The implementation framework based on product development ontology is proposed, as solution for traceability difficulties: formal syntax and semantic; multilevel abstraction; semantically rules and deduction mechanisms for resolving complexity of traces among design routes; semantic interoperability as a communication medium between heterogeneous design object sources.