Hyunmin Cheong

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This paper reports insights gained from observing groups of novice designers apply biological analogies to solve design problems. We recorded the discourse of fourth-year mechanical engineering students during biomimetic design sessions. We observed that the availability of associations from superficial or functional characteristics of biological knowledge(More)
This paper presents a method to automatically extract function knowledge from natural language text. Our method uses syntactic rules to extract subject-verb-object triplets from parsed text. We then leverage the Functional Basis taxonomy, WordNet, and word2vec to classify the triplets as artifact-function-energy flow knowledge. For evaluation, we compare(More)
This paper presents our research approach and challenges in designing natural language interaction for a mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) system. We intend to use natural language input, ideally speech, as one method for capturing design problem definition from designers. Based on the problem definition, a new type of CAD system could explore a set of(More)
We intend to develop a computer-aided design (CAD) system that takes design problem definitions as input and presents a set of geometries that solves the problem. For such system, we perceive using a controlled natural language (CNL) as one method within a multimodal interface to capture some of the required input. To evaluate the feasibility of using a CNL(More)
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