COSMOS - A System for Accumulating and Managing Distributed Design Knowledge
Final rept. Jul 92-Feb 96
LOCKHEED MARTIN MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CA
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This report describes the research performed to demonstrate the implementation of key computational infrastructure technology for managing large scale design efforts. COSMOS supports the negotiations of designers working on different computer applications in a distributed environment. The negotiations of designers are guided by presenting them with dynamic feedback on the impact of their proposed changes on the existing design. Coordination with all designers impacted by the proposed change is also performed via a context sensitive mechanism. LOOM, the underlying knowledge representation language and active knowledge base used in COSMOS was extended to create and reason about representations of objects in distributed design models. Technology developed includes software mediators, software wrappers, and autonomous software agents.
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