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A Recycling-Oriented Product and Production Planning Knowledge Base

In some previous work, the selection of recyclable materials in product design and the process planning for manufacturing and recycling such products were identified as a promising application domain for knowledge base evolution. In [\protect\citeauthoryearBoley et al.1994] a materials knowledge base is discussed as an integral part of a declarative knowledge base for recycling-oriented product and production planning (RPPP). The overall structure of this knowledge base consists of a module representing the materials, a second one representing production and recycling knowledge and a third module containing products that have been manufactured from these materials (see Fig. 2).

Harold Boley & Stefani Possner (