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authors Gortib, Sreenivasa R. and Srirama, Ram D.
year 1996
title From symbol to form: a framework for conceptual design
source Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 28 (11) (1996) pp. 853-870
summary This paper presents the design of a software framework for conceptual design. It develops an approach to mapping an evolving symbolic description of design into a geometric description. The distinct elements ofthe symbol-form mapping are: (a) deriving spatial relationships between objects as a consequence of the functional relationship; (b) instantiating alternative feasible solutions subject to these relationships; and (c)presenting the evolving descriptions of geometry. Computational support for each of these elements is provided within a conceptual design framework. The paper presents components of the framework, explicitlyidentifies interactions between these components, and explains how these interactions are developed into an integrated framework. It presents the rationale for the design decisions made in the framework. Anexample is presented to clarify the approach adopted. The applicability of the approach is then discussed.
keywords Conceptual Design, Symbol-Form Mapping, Knowledge-Based Systems, Knowledge Representation, Constraint Satisfaction
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