The TRIZ Ontology Project (TOP)
The TDS Summit Ontology Project
Motivation (English translation)
The theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) is an area of knowledge about
the laws and trends in the development of technical systems, methods and tools
for forecasting, identifying, analysing and solving contradictions in the
development of systems. TRIZ is based on the laws of dialectics, using
evolutionary, systematic, functional, model and other fundamental scientific
approaches. The TRIZ model includes connections between models of inventive
tasks and models of their solution, as well as models of systems with models
of their development. TRIZ reveals the regularities and methods of formation
and development of inventive thinking, methods of development of creative
imagination. TRIZ methods and tools are applicable for solving inventive tasks
not only in techniques, but also for non-technical systems. TRIZ is used in
practice for development of creative personality, solution of inventive tasks
in various fields, in innovative entrepreneurship, in solution of tasks in
More about the Project
- https://triz-summit.ru/onto_triz/ (in Russian)
- This are also the authoritative sources for the public (the “visitors”) to
- Core Team: Olga Eckardt, Andrey Kuryan, Mikhail Rubin, Natalya Rubina,
Nikolay Shchedrin (in alphabetical order)
- More about the Project in English.
- Ontology Webinar Series Oct.-Nov. 2020 (in Russian)
- A. Kuryan, M. Rubin, N. Shchedrin, O. Eckardt, N. Rubina. TRIZ Ontology.
Current State and Perspectives. TDS 2020 (in
- A. Kuryan, V. Souchkov, D. Kucharavy. Towards ontology of
TRIZ. Proceedings of TRIZ Developers Summit
2019 Conference, Minsk, 2019 (in English).
- V. Souchkov. Glossary of TRIZ and TRIZ-related terms. Several versions
The WUMM TOP Companion Project
Within the WUMM TOP Companion Project links to TRIZ ontology and glossary
projects are collected. One of the goals of the project is to transform that
information into RDF as the machine readable standard of the Web 3.0 (also
called “Semantic Web”). This is done already for several materials, as e.g.,
the TRIZ Inventive Standards, the 40 Principles, the TRIZ Body of Knowledge.
The main work is ahead – to agree upon a consolidated version of all
See our more detailed description of the RDF sources for an
introduction to the RDF vocabulary developed so far. Note that this
information is not necessarily up to date since we use an agile approach to
develop the RDF material.
We provide a prototypical presentation
of most of the RDF material collected so far as proof of the concept.
- A. Bultey, Wei Yan, C. Zanni (2015). A Proposal of a Systematic and
Consistent Substance-field Analysis. Procedia Engineering 131, pp.
- C. Zanni-Merk, F. D. Beuvron, F. Rousselot, Wei Yan (2013). A formal
ontology for a generalized inventive design methodology. Applied Ontology,
8 (4), pp. 231-273. https://doi.org/10.3233/AO-140128.
- D. Cavallucci, F. Rousselot, C. Zanni (2011). An ontology for
TRIZ. Proc. TRIZ Future Conference 2009. Procedia Engineering 9, 251–260.
- C. Zanni-Merk, F. Rousselot, D. Cavallucci (2009). An Ontological Basis for
Inventive Design. Computers in Industry, 60 (8), pp. 563-574.
- A. Bultey, F. de Bertrand de Beuvron, F. Rousselot (2007). A substance-field
ontology to support the TRIZ thinking approach. International Journal of
Computer Applications in Technology 30 (1), pp. 113-124.
- S. Dubois, P. Lutz, F. Rousselot, G. Vieux (2007). A model for problem
representation at various generic levels to assist inventive design
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 30 (1),
pp. 105-112. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCAT.2007.015701.