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.
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.98 - 128
Published online: 16 Jan 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article