Abstract

We propose a large scalable engineering knowledge base as an integrated knowledge graph, comprising sets of (entity, relationship, entity) triples that are real-world engineering ‘facts’ found in the patent database. We apply a set of rules based on the syntactic and lexical properties of claims in a patent document to extract entities and their associated relationships that are supposedly meaningful from an engineering design perspective. Such a knowledge base is expected to support inferencing, reasoning, recalling in various engineering design tasks. The knowledge base has a greater size and coverage in comparison with the previously used knowledge bases in the engineering design literature.

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