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Faltings, B. and Sun, K., 1995, "FAMING: Supporting Innovative Mechanism Shape Design," Computer-Aided Design.

    author = "Boi Faltings and Kun Sun",
    title = "{FAMING}: supporting innovative mechanism shape design",
    journal = "Computer-aided Design",
    volume = "28",
    number = "3",
    publisher = "Elsevier Science",
    pages = "207--216",
    year = "1996",
    url = "citeseer.ist.psu.edu/faltings96faming.html" }

Author of the summary: Jim Davies, 2003, jim@jimdavies.org

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CBR system that uses cases describing physical mechanism parts. [4]

FAMING uses SBF to describe the cases. The structure is described in terms of a metric diagram (a geometric model of vertices and connecting edges), a place vocabulary (a complete model of all possible qualitative behaviors of the device), and configuration spaces (a compact representation of the constraints on the part motions.) Shape features can involve two objects, expressing, for example, one part's ability to touch another part.

FAMING uses a human in the loop. The designer chooses which cases and functions should be used, which dimensions the system should attempt to modify, and which shape features should be unified. [6]

"FAMING uses first-principle theories of qualitative kinematics to propose a design solution for the desired function following the idea suggested by the designer."[19]

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