Christiansson P, Modin J
Conceptual models for communicating knowledge in the building industry - implementation of the cube system
Abstract: This paper presents the conceptual models that emerged during the
development of the Cube demonstrator in the Cube project at Lund
University in Sweden. The Cube project was led by the Department of
Construction Management with the systems development being done by the
authors, at the KBS-Media Lab of the Department of Structural Engineering.
The paper presents the underlying conceptual models for knowledge transfer
used in the Cube system. In the Cube system the formalized rules do not
apply to the knowledge itself but rather to the way it is conveyed. The goal for
these models is to assist a growth of building knowledge that is driven from
the building site and the daily situations there. It is showed how knowledge
chunks are labeled and stored in answer boxes specific for each project or
building site. Existing classification systems, BSAB, are implemented together
with a dynamic limited vocabulary and task-oriented headings to form an
efficient knowledge communication and retrieval system.
Keywords: knowledge capture; taxonomies; multimedia; knowledge transfer; database
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