Using Knowledge-Based Technology to Integrate CIM Databases

David M. Dilts, Wenhua Wu

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This paper proposes a framework for using knowledge-based systems to integrate the heterogeneous multidatabases of CIM. For each database, a corresponding knowledge-based system is designed for directing knowledge-processing of shared information. This one-to-one method reduces the complexity of the problem. Specifically, the structure, features, and knowledge representation for a knowledge-based system are presented. Then, a prototype of an interface between manufacturing planning and computer-aided design is described. Due to the potential for rapid changes in the manufacturing environment, the linkages among CIM databases are designed to be dynamic, flexible, and adaptive to a wide variety of situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-245
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer integrated manufacturing databases
  • database management systems
  • integration of databases
  • knowledge-based systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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