@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15769,
	  title     = {Effective Collaboration in Product Development via a Common Sharable Ontology},
	  author    = {Sihem Mostefai and  Abdelaziz Bouras and  Mohamed Batouche},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {To achieve competitive advantage nowadays, most of
the industrial companies are considering that success is sustained to
great product development. That is to manage the product throughout
its entire lifetime ranging from design, manufacture, operation and
destruction. Achieving this goal requires a tight collaboration
between partners from a wide variety of domains, resulting in various
product data types and formats, as well as different software tools. So
far, the lack of a meaningful unified representation for product data
semantics has slowed down efficient product development. This
paper proposes an ontology based approach to enable such semantic
interoperability. Generic and extendible product ontology is
described, gathering main concepts pertaining to the mechanical field
and the relations that hold among them. The ontology is not
exhaustive; nevertheless, it shows that such a unified representation
is possible and easily exploitable. This is illustrated thru a case study
with an example product and some semantic requests to which the
ontology responds quite easily. The study proves the efficiency of
ontologies as a support to product data exchange and information
sharing, especially in product development environments where
collaboration is not just a choice but a mandatory prerequisite.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {829 - 835},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15769},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/18},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 18, 2008},