Title: Interoperability and objects

Authors: Michael Leyton

Addresses: DIMACS Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Busch Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08904, USA

Abstract: The book, A Generative Theory of Shape (Michael Leyton, Springer-Verlag, 2001), develops new foundations for geometry specifically designed to give a single mathematical language for the enormous range of information objects involved in the product lifecycle. This is done by giving a mathematical theory of the structure of intelligently-generated objects. It is argued that intelligence is characterised by maximising transfer and recoverability – which are, in fact, the basic properties of interoperability. Thus the book gives a mathematical theory of intelligence, and, in doing so, brings interoperability into the very foundations of geometry.

Keywords: PLM; product lifecycle management; interoperability; object-oriented programming; inheritance; reusability; group theory; kinematics; memory storage; mathematical theory; geometry; intelligence; software engineering; generative theory of shape; insight; information objects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2006.008672

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.98 - 128

Published online: 16 Jan 2006 *

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