Building a Document Corpus for Manufacturing Knowledge Retrieval
Author(s)Liu, Y.; Loh, Han Tong; Tor, Shu Beng
When faced with challenging technical problems, R&D personnel would often turn to technical papers to seek inspiration for a solution. The building of a corpus of such papers and the easy retrieval of relevant papers by the user in his query is an area that has not been systematically dealt with. This is an attempt to build such a corpus for manufacturing R&D personnel. Manufacturing Corpus Version 1 (MCV1) is an archive of more than 1400 relevant manufacturing engineering papers between 1998 and 2000. In this paper, the origins and motivation of building MCV1 is discussed. The innovative coding process which is specially designed for manufacturing companies will be presented. All other relevant issues, like coding policy, category codes and input documents, will be explained. Finally, two quality indicators which integrate all concerns about coding quality will be examined.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
corpus, engineering paper resources, manufacturing