標題: A flexible classification method for evaluating the utility of automated workpiece classification system
作者: Hsu, SH
Hsia, TC
Wu, MC
交大名義發表
工業工程與管理學系
National Chiao Tung University
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
關鍵字: automated workpiece classification;benchmark classification;flexible classification method;group technology
公開日期: 1997
摘要: In group technology, workpieces are categorised into families according to their similarity in design or manufacturing, attributes. This categorisation can eliminate design duplication and facilitate the production of workpieces. Much effort has been focused on the development of automated workpiece classification systems. However it is difficult to evaluate the utility of such systems. The objective of this study was to develop a benchmark classification system based on global shape information for. use in evaluating the utility of workpiece classification systems. A classification system has a high level of utility if its classification scheme is consistent with users perceptual judgement of the similarity between workpiece shapes. Hence, in the proposed method, the consistency between a classification system and users' perceptual judgements is used as an index of the utility of the system. The proposed benchmark classification has two salient characteristics: 1. It is user-oriented, because it is based or? users' judgements concerning the similarity of the global shape of workpieces. 2. It is flexible, allowing users to adjust the criteria of similarity applied in the automated workpiece classification. The development of this classification consisted of three steps. 1. Gathering row data on global shape similarity from a group of representative users and modelling the data by fuzzy numbers. 2. Developing benchmark classification for various similarity criteria by rising fuzzy, clustering analysis. 3. Developing indices for evaluating the appropriate number of workpiece categories and homogeneity within each group. The applicability of the benchmark classification system in evaluating the utility of automated workpiece classification systems was examined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/820
ISSN: 0268-3768
期刊: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
起始頁: 637
結束頁: 648
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