A Systematic search strategy for product configuration

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ConferenceProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems Manufacturing (IEA): 01 January 2004, Ottawa, Canada
Pages718727; # of pages: 10
Subjectconstraint satisfaction; product configuration; numeric variables; n-ary constraints; dependent variables; backjumping; variable ordering
AbstractThis paper presents a manufacturing model that combines the advantages of mass manufacturing and mass customization. The model extends the constraint satisfaction search to a continuous domain to provide a generic solution for automatically solving design problems for various product families. The model consists of a configuration engine to effectively find a constraint satisfied solution, a product model to facilitate the configuration engine, a product modeling tool to generate product descriptions, and a web framework dealing with online presentation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number19265
NPARC number20377450
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