TOPOLOGY OF MODULAR KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
The topical subject is modularization of knowledge. A modularization approach is described, that works on a separation of contents and their presentation. To implement the modularization approach in computers a formalization of the data and structure of contents is necessary. Aspects concerning different kinds of linkages between the modular knowledge units, such as the integration of semantic networks, simple links or content structure have been considered within the model. This respects the following points: constitution of modular contents based on the modularisation approach, threads of implementation, structures of memorization, appropriate exploitation and direct processing with no complex transformation algorithms.