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Systems of systems engineering thesaurus approach: from concept to realisation

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posted on 09.07.2014 by Huseyin Dogan, Vishal A. Barot, Michael Henshaw, Carys Siemieniuch, Murray A. Sinclair
The developing discipline of Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) is gaining attention in an increasingly broad range of domains; however, each domain comes with its own set of terms and concepts so that there may be confusion between different domains ostensibly engaged in similar challenges. SoSE is faced with concept multiplicity (one term, more than one concept) and term multiplicity (one concept, more than one term). It is unrealistic to expect long-established domains to simply change ontology to match with other domains, but a means of recognising related concepts and terms across domains and across industrial sectors will enable more rapid progress to be made in the development of SoSE. The approach taken to generating a thesaurus, through which such relationships can be documented, is presented. The approach is essentially consultative among SoSE experts and the current version of the thesaurus is available online. A combination of problem statement definition and logical decomposition has been used; the method is described and application is illustrated using well-known terms

Funding

This work was supported by the European Commission, Grant Number: 287593.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering

Volume

5

Issue

2

Pages

1 - 20

Citation

DOGAN, H. ... et al, 2014. Systems of systems engineering thesaurus approach: from concept to realisation. International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 5 (3), pp.228-247.

Publisher

© Inderscience

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2014

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the International Journal of System of Systems Engineering. The definitive published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSSE.2014.065751

ISSN

1748-0671

Language

en

Location

United Kingdom

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