Expert System Item Classification
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes an Expert System approach to Item classification for product design and manufacturing applications. Currently, most Item Classification or "Group Technology" systems employed by designers and manufacturers involve manual classification of parts. To properly classify parts, significant expertise and memorization on the part of a human is usually required. This concept is to use an Expert System to query the user on the planned product structure and manufacturing data associated with each item in the product. The Expert System can query the user intelligently, only asking questions as required to ascertain the item classification.