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WeldGalaxy Uses IIW Thesaurus

Fri, 10 July, 2020

WeldGalaxy is a knowledge based digital B2B platform that connects vendors of welding equipment and consumables manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and technology providers with their potential consumers or users of their products and services. This digital platform incorporates several components including a WeldGalaxy database (WGDB). The latter will provide storage capability of various types and shapes of data entities and will be populated with legacy data, computational welding mechanics simulation results, as well as other sources such as product catalogues and/standards, which will support analytics, machine learning and other services to showcase the impact of modern digital technologies in manufacturing.

IIW Thesaurus and WeldGalaxy

IIW (International Institute of Welding) Thesaurus is a reference work that lists words that describe welds and related phenomena. It groups these words together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms, in contrast to a dictionary). Developed over 50 years, the thesaurus is a rich, shared language to describe welding and is used as such in TWI’s WeldaSearch database. The consistent application of the keywords to all Weldasearch records, in tandem with strict editorial policies assure the completeness and integrity of search results in Weldasearch.

Recently, IIW acknowledged its use for development of the WeldGalaxy platform. The proposed deployment of the Thesaurus in WeldGalaxy will be to use all its terms, synonyms, antonyms etc. to create ontologies for data models for supporting information searching.

WeldGalaxy presentation at the IIW  Annual Assembly 2020

Geoff Melton from TWI who is the Chairman of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Commission VIII on Health, Safety and the Environment, will be making a presentation at the IIW 73rd Annual Assembly which this year is being held online. On 23rd of July he will be presenting the following paper “Lifecycle assessments (LCA)  of arc welding processes” by Dr Mahfuza Ahmed and Dr M A Hye Chowdhury.