A DATA MINING APPROACH TO ASSIST DESIGN KNOWLEDGE RETRIEVAL BASED ON KEYWORD ASSOCIATIONS
Design knowledge retrieval is a key part for creative idea generation in engineering design process, and it highly depends on the inherent associations between knowledge. Existing computer-based knowledge networks such as WordNet and ConceptNet are based on hypernym and hyponym and mainly focus on commonsense. This paper proposed a data mining approach to construct a professional knowledge concepts network by exploring the inherent associations between keywords. A software tool was developed to justify its effects on assisting design knowledge retrieval by using an engineering case study.