This paper describes a knowledge-representation system IFS (Intelligent Framework Services) being developed as a part of the JESSI Common Frame project. The system is based on a combination of frames and rules, which are integrated through the object-oriented view with multiple approaches to uncertainty processing, and coupled to an object-oriented database.
Management of the diverse design tools and design data used during the design process necessitates the use of a design environment with integrated design management capabilities. In this paper, we discuss design management requirements and present an approach for their realization within an integrated design environment. Further, we show the Cadlab… (More)