A fuzzy shape database to support conceptual design
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|
|Additional Information:||Access to the author-version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|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 13:08|
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