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Organising and Contextualising Engineering Business Information Through the Application of Faceted Classification

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M. D. Giess, M. J. Darlington, S. J. Culley, C. A. McMahon

University of Bath, Bath, UK

Y. Zhao

University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

Paper No. DETC2009-86545, pp. 1025-1032; 8 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 29th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • San Diego, California, USA, August 30–September 2, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4899-9 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3856-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


This paper discusses the construction of an organisational scheme for application within a bespoke Information Management system, intended to support the retrieval of Business Information across a large engineering company. In order to mitigate viewpoint dependency and to provide additional context to support the valuation of retrieved information, a Faceted Classification scheme was developed. This paper discusses the approach taken to this development and how the ideas of information valuation were integrated.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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