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Automated Capture of Design Rationale

Rationale Capture  Principal Investigator:  Karen Myers

Mailing address:
AI Center
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

AIC Program:  Representation and Reasoning

Project home page at http://www.ai.sri.com/~rcf/

   Project Description

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.

   Personnel

Name Title E-mail
Garcia, Pablo E Sr. Research Engineer
Myers, Karen Program Director & Principal Scientist
Zumel, Nina B Alumnus

   Publications
  • 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]

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