Title: A substance-field ontology to support the TRIZ thinking approach

Authors: Alexis Bultey, Francois De Bertrand De Beuvron, Francois Rousselot

Addresses: INSA Strasbourg (Graduated School of Science and Technology), LGECO (Design Engineering Laboratory), 24 bvd de la victoire, 67084 Strasbourg, France. ' INSA Strasbourg (Graduated School of Science and Technology), LGECO (Design Engineering Laboratory), 24 bvd de la victoire, 67084 Strasbourg, France. ' INSA Strasbourg (Graduated School of Science and Technology), LGECO (Design Engineering Laboratory), 24 bvd de la victoire, 67084 Strasbourg, France

Abstract: An ideal TRIZ reasoning environment should support TRIZ fundamental concepts and simulate its thinking process. In this paper, an advanced TRIZ methodology is analysed in this perspective: the substance-field analysis. Previously, it has been shown that the TRIZ knowledge can be modelled and managed in an object-oriented ontology for computer aided problem formulation. A new ontological model based on this previous work is proposed in order to simulate the TRIZ problem solving stage: from the generation of a general solution to the interpretation phase linking the abstract field of general solution to the real field of physic.

Keywords: TRIZ reasoning; substance-field analysis; SFA; ontology; description logics; knowledge representation; DL-KRS; theory of inventive problem solving; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2007.015702

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2007 Vol.30 No.1/2, pp.113 - 124

Published online: 09 Nov 2007 *

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