The Design Repository is an ongoing research project to represent, archive and search product design knowledge in support of engineering design activities. The repository project (originally funded by NSF:DMI-9988817) involved researchers at UMR, The University of Texas at Austin and NIST. Directly, the repository has transformed a disparate set of heterogeneous product design knowledge into a single knowledge base, offering extended capability for current Product Data Management applications. To support initial efforts toward automated conceptual design, the repository system offers a prototype concept generator tool as well as knowledge search and navigation. The prototype repository system, available on the web, reaches designers and researchers worldwide.

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