chapter  7
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Intelligent Design Retrieving Systems Using Neural Networks

Design is a process of generating a description of a set of methods that satisfy all requirements. Generally speaking, a design process model consists of the following four major activities: analysis of a problem, conceptual design, embodiment design, and detailing design. Among these, the conceptual design stage is considered a higher level design phase, which requires more creativity, imagination, intuition, and knowledge than detail design stages. Conceptual design is also the phase where the most important decisions are made, and where engineering science, practical knowledge, production methods, and commercial aspects are brought together. During conceptual design, designers must be aware of the component structures, such as important geometric features and technical attributes that match a particular set of functions with new design tasks.