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Using a Meta-Database for Integration Planning and Documentation of Product Modeling Systems
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, EDSLAB - Laboratory for Engineering Databases Systems.
1998 (English)In: PRODUKTMODELLER¿98,1998, Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 1998, 223-232 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many companies have mature tool support for single engineering disciplines such as system process design, mechanical- and electrical engineering. There is a large potential for reducing development times and increase information quality by integrating these tools. Such integration can benefit from a formalized format for documenting the information models of the different systems, and how information in one model can be transformed to the other. The paper presents an information model for a meta-database for documentation of information systems that have complex information models with overlapping substructures. It describes a prototype application, based on an object-oriented CASE-tool, for editing information model mappings, and reports on early experiences from using the prototype for documenting information systems used in production at the turbine and power plant manufacturer ABB STAL. The results seen so far indicate that this approach is promising for managing the complexity and evolution of bridges and integration mechanisms of engineering tools with large and complex information models.

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Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 1998. 223-232 p.
Keyword [en]
CASE, Integration Planning, Object-Oriented, Product Model
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23853Local ID: 3379OAI: diva2:244168
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07

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