WTSP Database System: Indexing Schemes

Multiple Sets of Indexing Schemes for the WTSP DB System

Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, OGU)
May 21, 2019

Posted:  May 24, 2019; Updated: Jul. 6, 2019

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, May 23, 2019)

This page posts the definitions of Multiple Sets of Indexing Schemes for the newly proposed WTSP Database System .

Please refer to Section 2. of the Proposal paper .  Here are some exerpts from it:

Indexing Scheme means a system of categories in one aspect of users’ interest. 

In each aspect, we should have a system of categories (or answers to users’ questions) in which we can characterize and classify the individual sites.  Each category should be clear in the meaning, should be distinguishable from other categories, while all the categories as a whole can cover the full range of views in the aspect. 

Defining the aspects and defining the system of categories in each aspect appropriately are very important.  If such definitions are poor or instable, it is difficult for us to characterize individual sites properly; any mistakes (due to misunderstanding) and any changes afterward would cause a lot of confusions in building the WTSP Database and in using the outputs of the WTSP DB System.

With all these understandings, the present proposal has defined the Multiple sets of Indexing Schemes. 

All the details of these Indexing Schemes should be discussed further and revised as soon as possible, because they have to be used in the description of individual sites. 

Please send me questions, comments, and revision proposals.

Note (TN, Jul. 6, 2019): Minor addition in C.

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A. Location

B. Language

C. Roles

D. Application phases

E. Application fields

F. Methods

X. Evaluation

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Multiple Sets of Indexing Schemes for the WTSP DB System

Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, OGU)
May 21, 2019

First Draft  by Toru Nakagawa  Apr. 30, 2019    
Revisions: TN, May 18, 2019; May 23, 2019;

 


  Index Scheme  A. Location  (Site Location)

The 'Location' intends to locate the site in terms of countries. 
Use the Country code which are used to specify URL.  Ref. WTSP Guideline (A4) page
Answers should be written as: (in the case of Region) A-Europe, (in the case of Country) A-at-Austria .
Multiple answers may be necessary, because a site may be operated in multiple ccountries often with subsidiary sites in different languages.

Main category

Sub-categories

 

Note

Region

Country

 Note
A-Europe at-Austria,                   be-Belgium, 
ch-Switzerland,           cz-Czech,  
de-Germany,               dk-Denmark, 
ee-Estonia,                  es-Spain, 
eu-EU,                         fi-Finland, 
fr-France,                     gr-Greece, 
hu-Hungary,                ie-Ireland, 
it-Italy,                         nl-Netherlands, 
no-Norway,                 pl-Poland, 
pt-Portugal,                 ro-Romania,  
se-Sweden,                sk-Slovakia, 
uk-United Kingdom,   yu-Yugoslavia
B-Russia and exUSSR az-Azerbijian,             by-Belarus, 
md-Moldova,             ru-Russia, 
ua-Ukraine 
C-Middle East il-Israel,                    ir-Iran, 
jo-Jordan,                lb-Lebanon, 
ps-Palestine,           sa-Saudi Arabia, 
tr-Turkey
D-Asia cn-China,                 hk-Hong Kong, 
id-Indonasia,            in-India, 
jp-Japan,                  kr-Korea, 
my-Malaysia,           ph-Philippines, 
pk-Pakistan,            sg-Singapore, 
th-Thailand,              tw-Taiwan, 
vn-Vietnam
E-Oceania  au-Australia,           nz-New Zealand 
F-North America ca-Canada,             us-United States of America 
G-Central and South America ar-Argentina,          br-Brazil, 
cl-Columbia,           mx-Mexico, 
ni-Nicaragua   
H-Africa eg-Egypt,                ma-Morocco,
za-South Africa
I-Others int-International,     global-Global,
notclear-Not clear
There are various cases where the site(s) are operated in multiple countires without specifying the main center. 

 


  Index Scheme  B. Language (Site description language)

Language(s) used in the site itself are to be shown here. 
Multiple answers should be expected in this scheme, because some sites are operated in multiple langualges. 
Answer the languages in the order of usage inside the site.

Main category

Sub-categories

 Note

Major language

Other languages

 Note

en-English

 

 

ru-Russian

   

de-German

   

fr-French

   

es-Spanish

 

 

jp-Japanese

 

 

kr-Korean

   

cn-Chinese

   

xx-Others

it-Italian,   -Dutch,  pl-Polish,  

Many other (minor) languages are grouped in this xx-Othres and are to be specified individually using (mostly) the 2-digit country code

 


  Index Scheme  C. Roles (Roles of the site or the site owner)

Roles of the sites (or roles of the site owners) are to be shown here. 
Multiple answers need to be expected both in the main categories and in the sub-categories. 
Desirable to answer in terms of sub-categories: e.g. (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (d4) Consultants, etc.
If any subcategory does not cover the role well, use the category as the answer: e.g., (h) User organizations
In case of multiple answers, write them in the order of importance for the site.

Main category

Sub-categories

 Note

(a) Information sending sites

(a1) Dedicated for information sending,
(a2) Public Web sites,
(a3) Hub sites,  

Dedicated in TRIZ-related methodologies

(b) Promotor organizations

(b1) Dedicated associations,
(b2) Dedicated (academic) societies,
(b3) International conferences,
(b4) Domestic conferences, 

Dedicated in TRIZ-related methodologies

(c) Public organizations

(c1) International organizations,
(c2) National organizations,
(c3) Municipal organizations,
(c4) Professional organizations (Patent offices, etc.), ...

Either dedicated/promoting TRIZ, or user site in TRIZ

(d) Academia

(d1) Universities, 
(d2) Research institutes,
(d3) Laboratories,
(d4) Academic societies (in general fields), ... 

Dedicated in TRIZ-related methodologies

(e) Developer organizations

(e1) Method developers,
(e2) Software developers,
(e3) Dealers, 
(e4) Consultants,
(e5) Training organizations,
(e6) Seminar organizations,  ...

(e7) Networking/matching organizations

Dedicated in TRIZ-related methodologies

 

Added (e7)  (Jul. 6, 2019)

(f) Publishing organizations

(f1) Journals, 
(f2) Publishers,
(f3) Repository,
(f4) Book sellers, ...

 

(g) Information sharing

(g1) Mass media,
(g2) Technology news,
(g3) Knowledge sharing,
(g4) Social networks,
(g5) Term dictionaries, ...
(g6) Museums, exhibitions






Added (g6) (Jul. 6, 2019)

(h) User organizations

(h1) Industrial organizations,
(h2) Companies,
(h3) Educational organizations,
(h4) User groups,  ...

 

(i) Personal

(i1) Individual researchers,
(i2) User persons,
(i3) Personal Web sites,
(i4) Personal Blog sites, ...

 

 


  Index Scheme  D. Application phases (along the problem solving)

Along the the process of problem solving (in a general sense), the phase(s) of interests are to be shown here.  Answers may be generic (in terms of main categories) or specific (in terms of sub-categories).
Multiple answers need to be expected both in the main categories and in the sub-categories.   

Main category

Sub-categories

  Note

(a) General preparation phase

(a1) Capability building,
(a2) Team and Organization building,
(a3) Business and market planning

 

(b) Problem finding and analysis phase

(b1) Situation finding and analysis,
(b2) Needs finding and technology finding
(b3) Problem finding and analysis,
(b4) Direction and goal finding,

 

(c) Solution generation phase

(c1) Idea generation,
(c2) Solution building,
(c3) Solution evaluation and selection

 

(d) Solution implementation phase

(d1) Improving and implementing solutions,
(d2) Implementation evaluation and feedback,

 

(e) Intellectual properties

 

 

 

(f) Business and market operation

 

 

 

(g) Others

 

 

 

 


  Index Scheme  E. Application fields

Fields of application are categorized here. 
Answers may be generic (in terms of main categories) or specific (in terms of sub-categories).
Multiple answers need to be expected both in the main categories and in the sub-categories.  
In case of multiple answers, write most important ones (for the site) first.  

Main category

Sub-categories

 Note

(a) General/universal

 

 

 

(b) Science

 

 

 

(c) Engineering

(c1) Engineering in general,
(c2) Mechanical engineering,
(c3) Electrical/Electronic engineering,
(c4) Communication and digital engineering,
(c5) System and software engineering,
(c6) Chemical and material engineering
(c7) Architecture and civil engineering
(c8) Transportation engineering (car, railroad, ship, airplane, etc.)
(c9) Other specific fields of engineering

 

(d) Biological and medical fields

(d1) Biology and its application fields
(d2) Pharmaceutical, medical and health-related  fields
(d3) Agriculture, forestory, and fishery fields

 

(e) Business fields

 

 

 

(f) Social problems

 

 

 

(g) Humanity fields

 

 

 

 


  Indexing Scheme  F. Methods

Various methods to be applied in each stage of problem solving. 
Methods are listed here in generic terms instead of names of individual methods.
Answers may be generic or specific.
Multiple answers need to be expected both in the main categories and in the sub-categories.   
Main categories (m) Classical TRIZ methods and (n) Modernized TRIZ methods are added in cases some of you prefer to mention those terms. (May 23, 2019, TN)

Main category

Sub-categories

  Note

(a) Team formation, 

(a1) Communication methods,
(a2) Team formation methods,
(a3) Facilitation methods,
(a4) Training methods,
(a5) Coaching methods, 

 

(b) Needs and problem finding

(b1) Gathering and analyzing Voice of customors,
(b2) Quality Function Deployment (QFD),
(b3) Analysis of products and processes,
(b4) Voice of technology (Evolution of technologies)

 

(c) Statistical, logical, and systematic thinking

(c1) Statistical analysis of current situations,
(c2) Cause-effect analsyis of problem situations, 
(c3) Logical and critical thinking,
(c4) Systematic thinking 

 

(d) Creative thinking

(d1) Creativity training,
(d2) Lateral thinking,
(d3) Multi-aspect thinking,
(d4) Breaking psychological inertia,
(d5) Animation thinking, 

 

(e) Systems analysis

(e1) Functions and attributes,
(e2) Functional analysis,
(e3) Analysis of root causes,
(e4) System representation,
(e5) Physical mechanism of the system,
(e6) Hierarchical structure of systems,
(e7) Evolution of the system 

 

(f) Use of knowledge

(f1) Survey of technologies,
(f2) Use of scientific and technical knowledge,
(f3) Use of scientific references,
(f4) Use of patent information,
(f5) Use of knowledge of technology evolution,  

 

(g) Idea generation tools

(g1) Use of typical patterns of idea generation,
(g2) Use of contradiction analysis for guiding toward possibly effective idea generation principles, 

(g3) Other idea generation methods,



(added, May 23, 2019)

(h) Solution building methods

(h1) Design methods,
(h2) CAD and CAE tools, 

 

(i) Solution evaluation methods

(i1) Evaluation criteria,
(i2) Comparison of solutions,
(i3) Simulations,
(i4) Testing,
(i5) Quality engineering (Taguchi method)

 

(j) Solution implementation methods

(j1) Pilot project,
(j2) Process design,
(j3) Mass production,

 

(k) Intellectual properties

(k1) Patent analysis ,
(k2) Patent application,
(k3) Patent circumvention,
(k4) Patent protection

 

(l) Business and market operation

 

 

 

(m) Classical TRIZ methods

   (added, May 23, 2019)

(n) Modernized TRIZ methods

   (added, May 23, 2019)

 


  Indexing Scheme  X. Evaluation

Final evaluation of individual sites are shown here in the 5 grades. 
The answer should be either one of the 5 grades shown in the 'Main-category column'. 
(For practical reasons) Intermediate or uncertain evaluation may be shown temporarily as shown in the sub-categories.  (TN, May 23, 2019)

Main category

Sub-categories

  Note

(5) ◎  Most important in the World WTSP Catalog

(5) ◎
(5-4) ◎ ○ (Either ◎ or ○)
(5?) ◎?  (◎ but not certain)


For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(4) ○  Important in the World WTSP Catalog

(4) ○
(4-3) ○ □ (Either ○ or □)
(4?) ○?  (○ but not certain)


For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(3) □  Worthy in the World WTSP Catalog

(3) □
(3-2) □ △ (Either □ or △)
(3?) □?  (□ but not certain)
 


For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(2) △  Worthy in the Country WTSP Catalog

(2) △
(2-1) △ - (Either △ or -)
(2?) △?  (△ but not certain)
 


For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(1) - Non-relevant, Neglected in the WTSP Catalog

(1) -

(1?) -?  (- but not certain)
 


For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(?) Uncertain in evaluation

 

 

For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(L) Follow the evaluation listed elsewhere

 

 

For temporary evaluation (TN, May 23, 2019)

(  ) Not yet evaluated

 

 

Blank means 'Not yet evaluated'

 

Top of this page

A. Location

B. Language

C. Roles

D. Application phases

E. Application fields

F. Methods

X. Evaluation

  Japanese page

WTSP DB System Proposal

Figure

Indexing Schemes

Site Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 

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WTSP Index page

(A1) Policies

(A2) Organization

(A3) Platform

(A4) Guidelines

(A5) Access to the Project Outputs

(A6) Publicized Outputs

(A6A) Current Working Manyscripts of WTSP Catalogs 

(B1) WTSP News 2017

(B2) WTSP News 2018

(B3) WTSP News 2019  

WTSP Proposals (Nov., 2017)

WTSP Invitation (Dec. 2017)

Vision (Network of Public Sites) (2010)

WTSP Database System Proposal (May, 2019)

Japanese page of WTSP Index page

 

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