A Discussion on Current Issues for Semantic Interoperability in an Integrated Product Development Process

  • Athon Francisco Curi Staben de Moura Leite
  • Anderson Luis SzejkaEmail author
  • Osiris Canciglieri Junior
  • Rafael Christiano Annunziato
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 540)


Through past decade, the complexity of integrated product development process has been significantly increased, due to highly elaborated customer’s needs, market requirements and their multi-disciplinary nature. In this context, the meaning and formal structure of such information must be well managed since initial stages of product development, in order to avoid semantic heterogeneity and subsequent mistakes in interpretation. The aim of this paper is to understand the current issues related to this scenario, through the study of later works and research regarding Semantic Interoperability through ontologies in multiple domains, applicable in the field of Product Development and Manufacturing. Search material points out that a significant issue regards the input of information, since most of current models merely translate information from different sources, instead of understanding its nature and stablish a common standard to extract and structure it. Research has suggested that Knowledge Extraction models may be a viable path to filter and refine the quality of the input information, as means to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of new knowledge. This research structured its findings in a model that explores the issues of semantic interoperability through reference ontologies, to bring light to new research themes, validated through further research.


Semantic interoperability Multiple domains Product development and manufacturing Formal models Reference ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate ProgramPontifical Catholic University of ParanaCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.NHS Electronic SystemsCuritibaBrazil

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