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Knowledge-Based Configuration by Juha Tiihonen, Claire Bagley, Lothar Hotz, Alexander Felfernig

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Chapter 11

Knowledge Engineering for Configuration Systems

Gerhard Friedricha, Dietmar Jannachb, Markus Stumptnerc and Markus Zankera,    aAlpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria,    bDortmund University of Technology, Dortmund, Germany,    cUniversity of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Abstract

Developing a product configuration system is a nontrivial and challenging task for various reasons. First, the domain knowledge that has to be encoded into the system is often spread over several departments or functions within a company. Besides that, in many cases data from existing information systems have to be integrated into the configurator. Finally, the business rules or technical constraints that define the space of possible ...

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