English Journal Publications of Yoshinobu Kitamura

Last updated on: Sept. 2016

Journal Papers (reviewed)

  1. A unifying definition for artifact and biological functions,
    Riichiro Mizoguch, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Stefano Borgo
    Applied Ontology, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 129-154, IOS Press, June, 2016.
    Article (PDF, 544KB), The article page on the publisher site

  2. Families of roles: A new theory of occurrent-dependent roles,
    Riichiro Mizoguchi, Antony Galton, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Kouji, Kozaki
    J. of Applied Ontology, vol. 10, no. 3-4, pp. 367-399, IOS Press, Oct. 2015.
    The article page on the publisher site

  3. Technical Artifacts: An Integrated Perspective,
    Stefano Borgo, Maarten Franssen, Pawel Garbacz, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Riichiro Mizoguchi, Pieter E. Vermaas
    J. of Applied Ontology, Vol. 9, No.3-4 pp. 217-235, IOS Press, 2014.
    Article (PDF, 317 KB), The article page on the publisher site

  4. Characterizing functions based on phase- and evolution-oriented models
    Yoshinobu Kitamura and Riichiro Mizoguchi
    J. of Applied Ontology, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 73-94, IOS Press (2013)
    Article (PDF, 533 KB), The article page on the publisher site

  5. Ontological characterization of functions: Perspectives for capturing functions and modeling guidelines,
    Yoshinobu Kitamura and Riichiro Mizoguchi:
    Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 259-269, Cambridge Univ. Press (2013)
    Article (PDF, 496 KB), The article page on the publisher site

  6. CHARM as Activity Model to Share Knowledge and Transmit Procedural Knowledge and its Application to Nursing Guidelines Integration
    Satoshi Nishimura, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Munehiko Sasajima, Akiko Williamson, Chikako Kinoshita, Akemi Hirao, Kanetoshi Hattori, and Riichiro Mizoguchi
    Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 208-220 (2013)
    Article (PDF, 3.3 MB) The article page on the publisher site

  7. A Functional Ontology of Artifacts,
    Mizoguchi, R., Kitamura, Y.,
    The Monist, An Int'l Quarterly J. of General Philosophical Inquiry, 92 (3), pp. 387-402, 2009.

  8. Obstacles Reveal the Needs of Mobile Internet Services - OOPS: Ontology-based Obstacle, Prevention and Solution Modeling Framework-,
    Sasajima, M., Kitamura, Y., Naganuma, T., Fujii, K., Kurakake, S., Mizoguchi, R.,
    Journal of Web Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2., pp. 133-157, Rinton Press, 2008

  9. The Model of Roles within an Ontology Development Tool: Hozo
    Mizoguchi R., Sunagawa E., Kozaki K. and Kitamura Y.
    J. of Applied Ontology, Vol.2, No.2, pp.159-179. Sep. 2007.
    Article (PDF, 616KB)

  10. An Ontological Model of Device Function: Industrial Deployment and Lessons Learned
    Yoshinobu Kitamura, Yusuke Koji and Riichiro Mizoguchi,
    Applied Ontology, Vol. 1, No. 3, Vol. 1, No. 3-4, pp. 237-262, 2006
    Article (Preprint version)

  11. Deployment of an Ontological Framework of Functional Design Knowledge
    Y. Kitamura, M. Kashiwase, M. Fuse, R. Mizoguchi
    Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 115-127, 2004.
    Article (Preprint version, PDF, 541KB) (For published version, please visit the journal site)

  12. Ontology-based systematization of functional knowledge,
    Kitamura, Y., Mizoguchi, R.,
    Journal of Engineering Design, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 15, Number 4, pp. 327-351, August 2004.
    Article (Preprint version, PDF, 548KB) (For published version, please visit the journal site).

  13. Ontology-based description of functional design knowledge and its use in a functional way server,
    Kitamura, Y., Mizoguchi, R.,
    Expert Systems with Application, Vol 24, Issue 2, pp. 153-166, February 2003.
    Article (Preprint version, PDF, 767KB) (For a published version, please visit the journal site).

  14. A Functional Concept Ontology and Its Application to Automatic Identification of Functional Structures,
    Kitamura, Y., Sano, T., Namba, K., and Mizoguchi, R.,
    Advanced Engineering Informatics (formerly known as Artificial Intelligence in Engieering), Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 145-163, 2002.
    Article (Preprint version, PDF, 506KB) (For a published version, please visit the journal site)

  15. A method of qualitative reasoning for model-based problem solving and its application to a nuclear plant
    Y. Kitamura, M. Sasajima, M. Ikeda, S. Yoshikawa, A. Endou, O. Kakusho, R. Mizoguchi
    Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.10, No.3/4, pp.441-448, 1996,

  16. A Representation Language for Behavior and Function: FBRL
    M. Sasajima, Y. Kitamura, M. Ikeda, R. Mizoguchi
    Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.10, No.3/4, pp.471-479, 1996

Papers in Bounded Volumes

A Device-Oriented Definition of Functions of Artifacts and Its Perspectives,
Kitamura, Y. and Mizoguchi, R.,
Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspective, Krohs, U. and Kroes, P. (eds.), MIT Press,
pp. 203-221, 2009

A Model-based Expert System based on a Domain Ontology
Kitamura, Y., Ikeda, M., and Mizoguchi R..
Expert Systems: The Technology of Knowledge Management for the 21st Century, Vol. 1, Leondes, C.T. (ed.), pp. 171-196, Academic Press, 2001.

Mizoguchi, R. and Y. Kitamura,
Foundations of Knowledge Systematization: Role of Ontological Engineering,
Industrial Knowledge Management - A Micro Level Approach, Rajkumar Roy, (ed), pp.17-36, Springer-Verlag, London, 2000.

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Journal Papers in Japanese (reviewed)

  1. Development of CHARM Pad: a Multi-viewpoint Knowledge Browsing System Towards Goal-oriented Learning of Nursing Actions and its Practical Use in Training of Novice Nurses,
    Satoshi Nishimura, Munehiko Sasajima, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Akemi Nakamura, Hiroe Takahashi, Akemi Hirao, Kanetoshi Hattori, Riichiro Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp.22-36, 2015.. (In Japanese)

  2. Comprehensive Evaluation of the Definitions of Services,
    Kouhei Sumita, Yoshinobu Kitamura Munehiko Sasajima and Riichiro Mizoguchi,
    Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 138-153, Oct. 2012, (In Japanese)

  3. An Ontological Consideration on Essential Properties of the Notion of "Service"
    Kouhei Sumita, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Munehiko Sasajima, Sunao Takafuji, Riichiro Mizoguchi
    Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp.176-192, 2012 (In Japanese)

  4. Technical Knowledge Management Platform Based on Ontology Engineering and XML Technology, - Embodiment of Foundation of Externalization, Sharing, and Co-creation Support of Functional Knowledge for Artifacts -,
    Takafuji, S., Kitamura, Y. Mizoguchi, R.,
    Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 23, No. 6 pp.424-436, 2008. (In Japanese)

  5. Toward Task-oriented Mobile Internet Service Navigation - Ontology-based User Modeling Method with Obstacles in Daily Life -,
    Sasajima, M., Kitamura, Y., Naganuma, T., Kurakake, S., Mizoguchi, R.,
    Journal of the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 171-189, 2008 (In Japanese)

  6. Development of a Design Supporting System for Nano-Materials based on a Framework for Integrated Knowledge of Functioning-Manufacturing Process,
    Shinya Tarumi, Kouji Kozaki, Yoshinobu Kitamura, and Riichiro Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp.36-49, Jan. 2008.

  7. Interoperability-oriented Integration of Failure Knowledge into Functional Knowledge and Knowledge Transformation based on Concepts, Mapping,
    Koji, Y., Kitamura, Y., Kato, Y., Tsutsui, Y., Mizoguchi, R.,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol.22 No.1, pp. 78-92, 2007 (In Japanese)

  8. Development of a System for Capturing Design Rationale with Integration of Dynamic Knowledge Management
    Masataka Takeuchi, Yusuke Koji, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Yusuke Hayashi, Mitsuru Ikeda, Riichiro Mizoguchi
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp.263-275, 2007

  9. A Framework for Organizing Role Concepts based on their Dependencies on Contexts,
    E. Sunagawa, K. Kozaki, Y. Kitamura, R. Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol.20 No.6 pp.461-472 (In Japanese)

  10. Manufacturing Problem Solving by Capturing Functional Knowledge and Its Case Studies,
    M. Kashiwase, S. Shinoki, M. Fuse, R. Mizoguchi, Y. Kitamura,
    Journal of the Society of Plant Engineers Japan, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp.164-170, 2005 (In Japanese)

  11. A Framework for Systematization of Functional Knowledge based on Ontological Engineering,
    Kitamura, Y., Mizoguchi, R.,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 17(1), pp.61-72, 2002. (In Japanese)

  12. Systematic Description of Functional Knowledge based on Functional Ontologies and Its Use for Supporting Design of Functional Structures,
    Y. Kitamura, T. Kasai, M. Yoshikawa, M. Takahashi, K. Kozaki, R. Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 17(1), pp.73-84, 2002. (In Japanese)

  13. Development of an Environment for Building Ontologies based on a Fundamental Consideration of "role" and "relationship",
    K. Kozaki, Y. Kitamura, M. Ikeda, R. Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 17(3), pp.196-208, 2002. (In Japanese)

  14. Development and Use of an Environment for Building/Using Ontologies gHozoh - A case study on a Real-scale Plant Ontology -,
    K. Kozaki, Y. Kitamura, T. Sano, S. Motomatsu, M. Ikeda, R. Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 17(4), pp.407-419, 2002. (In Japanese)

  15. Design and Development of a Guide System for Building an Ontology based on Task/Domain Role Concept,
    S. Ishikawa, S. Kubo, K. Kozaki, Y. Kitamura, R. Mizoguchi,
    Transactions of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 17(5), pp.585-597, 2002. (In Japanese)

  16. Production Engineering Knowledge Bases and Process Improvements,
    M. Fuse, M. Kashiwase, Y. Kitamura and R. Mizoguchi,
    Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, 68(4), pp. 507-510, 2002 (in Japanese)

  17. An Ontology of Faults - Articulation and Organization-,
    Y. Kitamura and R. Mizoguchi,
    Journal of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 14(5), pp.68-77, 1999 (in Japanese)

  18. Fault Diagnosis based on Ontological Consideration of Faults - Exhaustive fault hypotheses generation -,
    Y. Kitamura, T. Nishiara, M. Ueda, M. Ikeda, S. Kobori, O. Kakusho and R. Mizoguchi,
    Journal of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, 14(5), pp.78-87, 1999 (in Japanese)

  19. Foundation of Ontological Engineering--An ontological theory of semantic links, classes, relations and roles--,
    R. Mizoguchi, M. Ikeda and Y. Kitamura,
    Journal of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol.14, pp.1019-1032, 1999 (in Japanese)

  20. Ontology Design of Fluid and Time for Model-based Problem Solving and Its Evaluation
    Y. Kitamura, M. Sasajima, M. Ikeda, S. Yoshikawa, K. Ozawa, R. Mizoguchi
    Journal of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 132-143, 1997.

  21. Design of a Functional Representation Language FBRL Based on an Ontology of Function and Behavior,
    M. Sasajima, Y. Kitamura, M. Ikeda and R. Mizoguchi,
    Journal of the Japanese Soc. for Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 11,No. 3, pp. 420-431, 1996 (in Japanese)

Journal Papers in Japanese (survey papers)

  1. Ontological Engineering for Navigation Interface of Mobile Services (in Japanese)
    Yoshinobu Kitamura, Munehiko Sasajima, and Riichiro Mizoguchi
    J. of Human Interface Society, Vol.15, No.3, pp.19-24 (2013)

  2. Ontological Engineeering and an Ontology-based Functional Modeling Framework
    Yoshinobu Kitamura
    Journal of the Japan Society for Design Engineering "Design Engineering", Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 257-266, 2009 (In Japanese)

  3. Engineering Domain Ontologies,
    Kitamura, Y.,
    Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Vol.19 No.2 (2004) 179-186 (In Japanese)

  4. Knowledge Representation from the modeling Point of View,
    Mizoguchi, Riichiro, Mitsuru Ikeda and Yoshinobu Kitamura,
    J. of JSAI, Vol.18, No.2, pp.183-192, 2003 (in Japanese)


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