SEMANTIC SUPPORT FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESSES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Breitsprecher ,T.; Codescu, M.; Jucovschi ,C.; Kohlhase ,M.; Schr
Section: DESIGN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE
The engineering design process follows a series of standardized stages of development, which have many aspects in common with software engineering. For example, the principle solution can be regarded as an analogue of the design specification, fixing as it does the way the final product works. Here, a semantic approach is outlined where development documents are annotated with ontological assertions, thus making the intended requirements explicit and available for machine processing, such as requirement tracing. A spring tester design study is used for a proof of concept.