Database considerations in manufacturing systems integration

Soundar Kumara, Inyong Ham

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This paper deals with ideas that could form a basis for manufacturing integration. In recent times more attention is being paid to the idea of applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to manufacturing. However, very little attention is being paid to the proper use of these techniques. This research work explores three basic ideas: 1. 1. Applications of the entity-relationship approach to knowledge representation. 2. 2. The basic philosophy of expert database systems and 3. 3. Integration of manufacturing systems from the above two concepts. The approaches for 1 and 2 are explained with actual implementation experiences, while a framework for integration is proposed from a more philosophical perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-583
Number of pages13
JournalRobotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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