A fuzzy shape database to support conceptual design
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At the conceptual stage of design, designers only have vague ideas of initial shapes which they gradually refine. These imprecise shapes may be specified by a set of fuzzy shape descriptors which represent the intent of a designer. It is also desirable to be able to save them in a database for future reference or for use as initial shapes for new designs. Most research on fuzzy databases has been focused on theoretical aspects while a fuzzy database is rarely seen in practice, especially in the design area. This paper aims to construct a fuzzy shape databse to support shape design by integrating fuzzy data processing and fuzzy querying functions into a conventiaonal database. A possibility-based framework is used for a fuzzy relational database model.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||fuzzy shape representation, indexing and retrieval of fuzzy shapes, shape database, fuzzy database, conceptual design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences|
|Deposited On:||01 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:08|
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