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Conceptual modeling through a conceptual structure

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Conceptual modeling through a conceptual structure

Abstract:This paper reports on a computer aided design system which I have developed to handle problems of ambiguity in the description of architectural objects during the schematic design phase. The knowledge base underlying this system is referred to as a "conceptual structure'', Within the "conceptual structure", an ambiguous "child" object may inherit attributes from many alternative kinds of "parent" objects. The "conceptual structure'' can also accommodate a design process through which a "child" object such as a "wall" can become less ambiguous over time. The end of this design process is the "disambiguated" specification of the final designed object. This system was first developed as part of my Ph.D. Dissertation at Harvard University (Mark 1993).

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Series:w78:1994 (browse)
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Class:class.synthesis (0.033789) class.software development (0.008893) class.analysis (0.008488)
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