||Engineering database as a medium for translation
||Assal H, Eastman C
||In this paper we describe the translation facilities as a component of EDM-2 database.We introduce a new approach to translation that is different from the traditionaltranslators in databases and the standard neutral file approach. First, we define designviews, which are different from database views in that they allow manipulation of data,and they represent the same object or information in different formats. Second, wedefine object structures that capture the different representations of objects and definethe relationships among them. The two main relationships here are the specializationlattice and the composition lattice. Third, we describe the basic steps of the translationprocess and generalize the common ones. We provide facilities for developingtranslators that take advantage of this generalization. We present an example of themost common representations in engineering design (IGES and DXF) to illustrate thevarious steps and structures in our model.
|Year of publication:
Assal H, Eastman C (1995).
Engineering database as a medium for translation. Fischer M A, Law K H, Luiten B(ed.); Modelling of buildings through their life-cycle; Stanford, August 1995 (ISSN: 2706-6568),