Computational Ontology of Urban Design Towards a City Information Model

Nuno C. Montenegro, José P. Duarte

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Abstract

The ultimate goal of the project in which the described research evolves is a computer-platform for assisting in the development of urban design proposals at the site planning scale including formulation, generation, and evaluation modules. The paper is concerned with the development of a common ontology that guarantees inter-operability among the three modules. After clarifying the theoretical framework, it describes the methodology used to develop the proposed Urban Design Ontology (UDO), as well as its lexicon, syntax, and semantics. It is argued that such ontology constitutes the bases for a City Information Model (CIM) that permits to elaborate consistent and comprehensive descriptions of urban spaces, thereby enabling the formulation of programs for urban interventions and the generation of corresponding design proposals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputation
Subtitle of host publicationThe New Realm of Architectural Design
EditorsGülen Çagdas, Birgül Çolakoglu
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages253-260
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780954118389
StatePublished - 2009
Event27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2009 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Sep 16 2009Sep 19 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2009
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period9/16/099/19/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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