Artificial Intelligence in Design '91

Artificial Intelligence in Design '91

1st Edition - January 1, 1991

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  • Editor: J. S. Gero
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164809

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Artificial Intelligence in Design '91 is a collection of 47 papers from the First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design held at Edinburgh in June 1991. The papers in this book are grouped into 13 headings, starting with a background of AI design systems and to which extent AI that results from being used as planning tool be applied to quality-oriented design processes in architecture. A constraint-driven approach to object-oriented design is also shown on real-world objects. The use of CADSYN in the structural design of buildings is examined, along with design-dependent knowledge and design-independent knowledge. Discussions on empowering designers with integrated design environments are given whereby design objects may be retrieved from catalogues without requiring users to form queries. Mention is given to automated adjustment of parameter values frequently used in computer routine applications. The book also introduces the Computer Aided Design (CAD) as applied to architecture. Design representation using data models, non-monotonic reasoning in design, and the cognitive aspects of design using empirical studies are discussed. Topics of the industrial applications of AI in design, such as the needed steps to develop a successful AI-based tool, and a review of the Castlemain Project and telecommunication distribution networks follow. This book is suitable for programmers, computer science students, and architects and engineers who use computers in their line of work.

Table of Contents

  • Artificial Intelligence Paradigms and Design

    Representing the Engineering Design Process: Two Hypotheses

    Can Planning Be A Research Paradigm in Architectural Design?

    The Impact of Connectionist Systems on Design

    Constraint-Based Reasoning in Design

    SPARK: An Artificial Intelligence Constraint Network System for Concurrent Engineering

    A Constraint-Driven Approach to Object-Oriented Design Representation

    Archobjects: Design Codes as Constraints in an Object-Oriented KBMS

    Case-Based Reasoning in Design

    CADSYN: Using Case and Decomposition Knowledge for Design Synthesis

    A Design-Dependent Approach to Integrated Structural Design

    Assembly Sequence Planning Using Case-Based Reasoning Techniques

    Interface Environments in Design

    Empowering Designers with Integrated Design Environments

    Steering Automated Design

    An Intelligent Tutorial System for Computer Aided Architectural Design

    Learning in Design—1

    Designer's Workbench: A Tool to Assist in the Capture and Utilization of Design Knowledge

    Unsupervised Learning of Design Rules Aided By System Derived Heuristics

    A Knowledge Acquisition System for Conceptual Design Based on Functional and Rational Explanations of Designed Objects

    Learning in Design—2

    Learning in Design: An EDRC (US) Perspective

    An Experimental Evaluation of Some Design Knowledge Compilation Mechanisms

    Design Representation

    A Data Model for Design Databases

    Representing Design Objects

    Protein Modeling: A Design Application of an Object-Oriented Database

    Task-Driven Descriptions of Mechanical Parts in A CAD System

    Nonmonotonic Reasoning in Design

    Being Economical with the Truth: Assumption-Based Context Management in the Edinburgh Designer System

    Automated Belief Revision in Plausibility-Driven Design Processes

    Methods for Improving the Performance of Design Systems

    A Combined Generative and Patching Approach to Automate Design By Assembly

    Cognitive Aspects of Design

    The Cognitive Psychology Viewpoint on Design: Examples From Empirical Studies

    The Effects of Examples on the Results of a Design Activity

    Cognitive Modelling of Electronic Design

    Industrial Applications of AI in Design

    Keys to the Successful Development of An AI-Based Tool for Life-Cycle Design

    The Castlemaine Project: Development of An AI-Based Design Support System

    Automating the Design of Telecommunication Distribution Networks

    Knowledgeable Assistants in Design Optimization

    Conceptual Design

    Qualitative Models in Conceptual Design: A Case Study

    A Graph-Based Representation to Support Structural Design Innovation

    Evaluating the Patentability of Engineered Devices

    A Segment-Based Approach to Systematic Design Synthesis

    Design Documentation

    Building a Model for Augmented Design Documentation

    Representing and Reasoning with Design Intent

    A Knowledge-Based Approach to the Automatic Verification of Designs from CAD Databases

    Applications of AI in Design

    A Preliminary Structural Design Expert System (SPRED-1) Based on Neural Networks

    Structuring an Expert System to Design Mineshaft Equipment

    Intelligent Real Time Design: Application to Prototype Selection

    A Study on Multicriteria Structural Optimum Design Using Qualitative Reasoning

    Integrated Design—Systems and Tools

    A Software Architecture for Design Co-Ordination

    Knowledge-Based Engineering Assistance

    The ICADS Expert Design Advisor: Concepts and Directions

    A Knowledge-Level Analysis of Several Design Tools

    Author Index

    Author Electronic Addresses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 952
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: January 1, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164809

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J. S. Gero

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