A CPD-Ontology Built in IDEF5 for Product Development
Product development is a concurrent process, which tends to be of such features as collaborative, distributed (web-based), interactive, and knowledge-intensive. Because the participants to work on a project come from different backgrounds, they will difficult to interact and understand one another. Ontology is a common language to model domain knowledge and makes the communication between people and the interoperability between systems easier. In this paper a CPD-ontology is built in IDEF5 to capture the knowledge about collaborative product development (CPD), then to serve as a foundation of knowledge management in the process of CPD.
Bo Zhao, Yidu Zhang, Guanglin Wang, Hai Zhang, Jianbin Zhang and Feng Jiao
K. Lv and Q. L. Zeng, "A CPD-Ontology Built in IDEF5 for Product Development", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 42, pp. 268-271, 2011