A fuzzy shape database to support conceptual design

Zhang, Jinglan, Pham, Binh L., & Chen, Yi-Ping Phoebe (2004) A fuzzy shape database to support conceptual design. Control and Cybernetics, 33(1), pp. 141-172.

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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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ID Code: 702
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: fuzzy shape representation, indexing and retrieval of fuzzy shapes, shape database, fuzzy database, conceptual design
ISSN: 0324-8569
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 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:08

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