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This project developed nondisruptive techniques for automatically acquiring rationale information for the detailed design process. The project produced a Rationale Construction Framework (RCF) system that monitors designer interactions with a CAD tool to produce a rich process history. This history is then structured and interpreted relative to a background theory of `design metaphors', thus enabling summarization and explanation of key elements of the design process.
The following are in reverse chronological order of publication.
Myers, K. L. and Zumel, N. B. and Garcia, P. Acquiring Design Rationale Automatically. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design,Analysis and Manufacturing, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 115-135, 2000. [PDF, Details]
Myers, K. L. and Zumel, N. B. and Garcia, P. Automated Capture of Rationale for the Detailed Design Process, in Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, AAAI Press, 1999. [PDF, Details]