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Title: Intelligent object-oriented modelling
Author: Li, X.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1998
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Intelligent object-oriented modelling is a technique for organizing heterogeneous knowledge in a uniform way. It is concerned with three aspects of engineering applications: the independence of modelling from simulation, object-oriented paradigm and knowledge-based systems. The thesis investigates these three aspects and addresses their practically usable concepts. A model of engineering modelling is decomposed into a trinity of descriptions: static, dynamic and functional, which are all needed for a complete model presentation. An object-oriented information model is designed using OMT for the purpose of model development along this line. A model development scheme is proposed to formalize the modelling process and a knowledge representation scheme is suggested to classify the modelling process. A co-operation scheme is presented as a unified approach of both these schemes. An application architecture with a multidisciplinary shell on top of an object-oriented kernel is proposed to combine knowledge-based modelling and object-oriented modelling with conventional tools. A prototype system has been implemented in Kappa. The prototype system structure has been considered in the context of both the modelling process and the knowledge functionality. The thesis concludes that intelligent technologies are natural tools for concurrent engineering applications and are not only suited to inductive approaches and qualitative representations but also to deductive methodologies and quantitative descriptions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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