WIT Press

Partial Templates In An Object-oriented Product-engineering Information System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI940301

Volume

6

Pages

12

Published

1994

Size

2,144 kb

Author(s)

J. Zucker, S. Ogden & A. Demaid

Abstract

Our experience of designing a visual information processing service for use by engineering-product designers leads us to report a conflict between user and computational views of physical and chemical properties represented in an object-oriented classification system. Physical-world representations frequently demonstrate a need for segmenting the property descriptions of classes. A generative technique for depicting property commonalities, reported here, allows us to separate sets of interconnected properties from the core object-oriented principle of inheritance across classes. Introduction In the course of a software-development project involving a representation of realistic engineering materials and product designs,

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