Meta Level: Enabler for Semantic Steered Multimedia Retrieval in an Industrial Design Domain

Autores: Gorka Marcos and Tim Smithers and Iván Jiménez and Carlos Toro

Fecha: 01.04.2007

Systems Science


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Abstract

Globalization and the digitalization of data and automation of the processes involved in information management, have turn most of nowadays design companies deeply dependent on their information systems. The description of information management systems in design environments usually include terms that belong to different fields of knowledge whose definitions are similar but as they are being provided by different areas of knowledge and multidisciplinary teams, heterogeneous information sources and collaborative working tools need to be developed. Very important efforts are being presented by the scientific community in order to improve the information management systems in design environments. However actual systems could be improved by the use of semantic technologies in order to enhance their accuracy and efficiency with the consequent reduction in time and money derived from such outcomes. In this paper we present a possible architecture of a module that provides semantic services (The Meta Level) which has been developed within the framework of a European project called WIDE. In our presented approach the main focus is to improve the information management in a design environment by means of semantics using an alternative (cyclic) information retrieval paradigm that is supported strongly on the most recent semantic technologies. The presented architecture could be easily adaptable to different systems, facilitating the implementation of such information handling in other fields in where retrieval of information could be needed.

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@Article {
author = {Gorka Marcos and Tim Smithers and Iván Jiménez and Carlos Toro},
title = {Meta Level: Enabler for Semantic Steered Multimedia Retrieval in an Industrial Design Domain},
journal = {Systems Science},
pages = {15-22},
number = {2},
volume = {33},
abstract = {
Globalization and the digitalization of data and automation of the processes involved in information management, have turn most of nowadays design companies deeply dependent on their information systems. The description of information management systems in design environments usually include terms that belong to different fields of knowledge whose definitions are similar but as they are being provided by different areas of knowledge and multidisciplinary teams, heterogeneous information sources and collaborative working tools need to be developed. Very important efforts are being presented by the scientific community in order to improve the information management systems in design environments. However actual systems could be improved by the use of semantic technologies in order to enhance their accuracy and efficiency with the consequent reduction in time and money derived from such outcomes. In this paper we present a possible architecture of a module that provides semantic services (The Meta Level) which has been developed within the framework of a European project called WIDE. In our presented approach the main focus is to improve the information management in a design environment by means of semantics using an alternative (cyclic) information retrieval paradigm that is supported strongly on the most recent semantic technologies. The presented architecture could be easily adaptable to different systems, facilitating the implementation of such information handling in other fields in where retrieval of information could be needed.
}
date = {2007-04-01},
year = {2007},
}
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