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Project Description

The Stamping Advisor project investigates the integration of proactive intelligent design support and knowledge management into the design process. Its approach is to integrate automatic retrieval and presentation of cases and other types of information into the designer's normal task processes, automatically tailoring information selection and presentation emphasis to fit changing designer needs and attention flow, and to automatically perform knowledge capture as a byproduct of the user's task process.

The project investigates methods for developing proactive integrated design support systems that provide:

Methods for achieving these properties have been implemented in the Stamping Advisor, a prototype system for supporting design feasibility analysis for sheet metal automotive parts. The Stamping Advisor interface automatically provides designers with relevant information to support feasibility analysis, automatically prepares their information products, and unobtrusively gathers the information needed to generate new cases to improve the quality of future support.

Stamping Advisor main screen

The Stamping Advisor main interface screen (click for full-size image)

Papers On-Line

Integrating Information Resources: A Case Study of Engineering Design Support
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David B. Leake, Larry Birnbaum, Cameron Marlow, and Hao Yang. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR-99, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 15 pages. Winner of Outstanding Application Paper award.
Task-Based Knowledge Management.
(abstract | pdf | ps.Z)
David B. Leake, Larry Birnbaum, Cameron Marlow, and Hao Yang. Proceedings of the AAAI-99 Workshop on Exploring Synergies of Knowledge Management and Case-Based Reasoning. AAAI Press, Menlo Park, 1999. 5 pages.

Project Team

Research on the Stamping Advisor project has been conducted at both Indiana University and Northwestern University. The Stamping Advisor project has involved:


This page is maintained by David Leake
Computer Science Department, Indiana University.