The Process Specification Language (PSL) Theory and Applications

  • Michael Gruninger
  • Christopher Menzel


The PROCESS SPECIFICATION language (PSL) has been designed to facilitate correct and complete exchange of process information among manufacturing systems, such as scheduling, process modeling, process planning, production planning, simulation, project management, work flow, and business-process reengineering. We give an overview of the theories within the PSL ontology, discuss some of the design principles for the ontology, and finish with examples of process specifications that are based on the ontology.
How to Cite
Gruninger, M., & Menzel, C. (2003). The Process Specification Language (PSL) Theory and Applications. AI Magazine, 24(3), 63.