Data Sharing of Mechanical Design Formulas Using Semantic Web Technology

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    • ZHOU Jun
    • Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University


Speed and efficiency are necessary in the field of mechanical design. CAD/CAM/CAE technologies have advanced and attention has also been paid to increasing the efficiency of data sharing and agent processes in the web environment. In this paper, Semantic Web technology is used to enable the sharing of metadata. The metadata consists of design documents and design formulas, with additional semantic information inserted. Mathematical information is expressed by adding metadata into conventional mechanical design formulas using a Resource Description Framework (RDF). The design formulas are later written in MathML (Mathematical Markup Language) for the sake of data sharing. In this way, data sharing and advanced searching is made easy, because the relevant information is made machine readable in the web environment. The calculation of design formulas is made possible using a mathematical processing system, thus increasing the efficiency of mechanical design.


  • Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing

    Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing 1(4), 530-540, 2007

    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers


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