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On Fifth Generation Systems and Their Implications for Computer Aided Design

  • David B. Arnold
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Abstract

While much discussion is currently taking place on the importance of the “fifth generation” and Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems (IKBS) to the future of computing, it seems difficult for CAD users to see how what might happen relates to current CAD systems. This paper suggests a relationship in terms of models of “the design process”, by categorising current CAD practice and discussing the potential role of IKBS in relation to this practice. The probable differences in the “feel” of the Man/— Machine interface of 5th generation systems is predicted and the paper concludes by considering whether these systems will affect the nature of the designs produced.

Keywords

Design Loop Design Proposal Shape Grammar Sketch Design Hand Quadrant 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Arnold
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  1. 1.School of Computing Studies and AccountancyUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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