Summary form only given, as follows. The feasibility of training an adaptive resonance theory (ART-1) network to first cluster aircraft parts into families, and then to recall the most similar family when presented a new part has been demonstrated, ART-1 networks were used to adaptively group similar input vectors. The inputs to the network were generated directly from computer-aided designs of the parts and consist of binary vectors which represent bit maps of the features of the parts. This application, referred to as group technology, is of large practical value to industry, making it possible to avoid duplication of design efforts.

Meeting Name

International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 1991., IJCNN-91-Seattle


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

ART-1 Networks; CAD; Adaptive Resonance Theory; Adaptive Systems; Aerospace Computing; Aircraft; Aircraft Parts; Aviation Industry; Binary Vectors; Bit Maps; Clustering; Computer-Aided Designs; Group Technology; Input Vectors; Learning Systems; Neural Nets; Neural Networks; Resonance; Reusable Design; Training; Vectors

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 1991