A database or knowledge-based system must draw on a conceptual schema that defines the domain concepts with which its user works. In the case of a system for architectural design support, for example, this might be concepts of walls, windows etc. However, making concepts explicit and expressing them in a conceptual schema, is generally difficult. I believe and assume that it is much easier for people to grasp and represent a specific instance of a concept, than the concept itself in full generality. Based on this assumption, I propose a method for relatively easy (semi-automated) construction of a conceptual schema from examples. The method relies on a set-theoretic formalism for design support systems, the SOFA notation, which is currently under development.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Computer-Based and Web-Based Collaborative Systems. Preconference Proceedings of InterSymp-2000|
|Place of Publication||San Luis Obispo|
|Publisher||CAD Research Center, Cal Poly|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||12th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics - Baden-Baden|
Duration: 31 Jul 2000 → 5 Aug 2000
Conference number: 12
|Conference||12th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics|
|Period||31/07/2000 → 05/08/2000|
Galle, P. (2000). Generating concept representations from examples, using set-based notation. In Advances in Computer-Based and Web-Based Collaborative Systems. Preconference Proceedings of InterSymp-2000 (pp. 27-33). CAD Research Center, Cal Poly.