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Paper w78-1995-7:
Issues in representation and processing of structural design codes of practice

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Neilson A, Kumar B, MacLeod I A

Issues in representation and processing of structural design codes of practice

Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid approach to standards processing. Standards processing is a term used the denote the procedures of designing and checking a design in accordance with the relevant code(s) of practice. The use of the conventional printed version of codes of practice is inherently fraught with problems. They are renowned for being voluminous, ambiguous in nature, and frequently full of cross references. Thus the extraction of relevant information is difEicult. The strategy adopted for representing and processing codes of practice, discussed in this paper is aimed at alleviating these problems. Hypertext is employed as a form of representation, allowing the drawbacks of ambiguity, and cross referencing to be overcome. In addition a method of organising standards information is proposed aimed at aiding the retrieval of relevant information.

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Class: class.synthesis (0.030943) class.analysis (0.016477) class.represent (0.012149)
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