The knowledge based system to support the subjective hand evaluation process of fabric swatch selection in fashion and textile industry

King Lun Tommy Choy, Harry K.H. Chow, Karen K.L. Moon, Alvis C.K. Cheng

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Abstract

The current dynamic market with impulse purchasing preferences from customers and unpredictable demands in fashion and textile industry has made the product life cycle for fashion product becomes shorter. There is a huge demand for new fashion products that leads a pressure for fashion enterprises to increase efficiency in responsiveness and distribution along supply chain. During the new product development process, the subjective hand evaluation process of fabric selection is the critical process and performed by trial and error method and huge amount of information are generated. In order to speed up the fabric selection process, a knowledge based system (KBS) is introduced. The proposed system adopts nearest neighbor technique and argumentation concept theory to support knowledge retrieval and solve the knowledge validation problem. The outcome of this study in real industrial application shows that the proposed system enhance a garment enterprise's competitiveness by shortening the subjective hand evaluation process time of fabric selection through the provision of right fabric knowledge and reliable information management support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNCM 2009 - 5th International Joint Conference on INC, IMS, and IDC
Pages921-925
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventNCM 2009 - 5th International Joint Conference on Int. Conf. on Networked Computing, Int. Conf. on Advanced Information Management and Service, and Int. Conf. on Digital Content, Multimedia Technology and its Applications - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

Conference

ConferenceNCM 2009 - 5th International Joint Conference on Int. Conf. on Networked Computing, Int. Conf. on Advanced Information Management and Service, and Int. Conf. on Digital Content, Multimedia Technology and its Applications
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period25/08/0927/08/09

Keywords

  • Component
  • Fabric swatch informaiton
  • Fashion product
  • Knowledge-based system
  • Subjective hand evaluaiton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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