The development of an ontology for describing the capabilities of manufacturing resources
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|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing|
|Early online date||Jun 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2019|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
reconﬁguration decision making in a multi-vendor resource environment, a common formal resource model, representing the functionalities and constraints of the resources, is required. This paper presents the systematic development process of an OWL-based manufacturing resource capability ontology (MaRCO), which has been developed to describe the capabilities of manufacturing resources. As opposed to other existing resource description models, MaRCO supports the representation and automatic inference of combined capabilities from the representation of the simple capabilities of co-operating resources.
Resource vendors may utilize MaRCO to describe the functionality of their offerings in a comparable manner, while the system integrators and end users may use these descriptions for the fast identiﬁcation of candidate resources and resource combinations for a speciﬁc production need. This article presents the step-by-step development process of the ontology by following the ﬁve phases of the ontology engineering methodology: feasibility study, kickoff, reﬁnement, evaluation, and usage and evolution. Furthermore, it provides details of the model’s content and structure.