Towards a method for profiling engineering documentation

Peter J. Wild, S. J. Culley, C. A. Mcmahon, M. J. Darlington, S. Liu

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Recent years have seen a lot of interest in how people use, generate, save, and search, paper and electronic documents. We build on this and related work to develop a method for profiling engineering documentation, Profiling provides information about: 1) the varieties and types of engineering documents; 2) the strengths and weakness of document manifestations; 3) the patterns of document use within different »types« of engineering company. The method is composed of two elements. A set of facets for describing documents, and a framework with which to contextualize documents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • Documentation profiling
  • Documents
  • Engineering
  • Engineering information
  • Work modelling


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