What Does Data Analytics Offer for Extracting Knowledge from Middle-of-Life Product Data?

Fatima-Zahra Abou Eddahab, Imre Horvath

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Abstract

Companies are getting increasingly interested in learning how different customers use their products. Collecting data about the use of products provides useful insights and facilitates design enhancements. Effective data analytics needs dedicated tools. In this paper, we summarize the results of our literature research done with special attention to existing tools. We observed that everything is changing rapidly and getting more complex in terms of data and processing methods and tools. While remarkable attention has been paid to processing big data, much less is being devoted to effective semantic progressing of middle-of-life (MoL) data. One of our findings is that commercialized data analytics tools have not addressed extraction, aggregation, and handling genuine MoL data adequately. Another one is that the currently available tools are in the lack of the capability to adapt themselves to designers needs and to produce results that could be reused in multiple design tasks. Nowadays products are equipped with smart capabilities and this offers new opportunities for exploiting middle-of-life data. The knowledge aggregated in this study will be used in the development of a sophisticated toolbox. This will: (i) integrate various tools under a unified interface, (ii) implement various semantics orientated and smart reasoning-based functions, and (iii) facilitate data transformations by practicing designers in contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsM. Peruzzini, M. Pellicciari, C. Bil, J. Stjepandić, N. Wognum
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1102-1111
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-898-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-897-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event25th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
- Modena, Italy
Duration: 3 Jul 20186 Jul 2018
Conference number: 25th

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press
Volume7

Conference

Conference25th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
CountryItaly
CityModena
Period3/07/186/07/18

Keywords

  • Data Analytics
  • Middle-of-Life Product Data
  • Analytics Tools
  • Application Practices

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