||ASA, An interactive assistant to architectural designers
||Colajanni B, Fornarelli A, Giretti A, Naticchia B, Pellitteri G
||In the management of information for the design case reasoning seemsthe best fit for simulating the real designer s behaviour. In order to constructa plausible interactive assistant to architectural designers three main problemsare to be solved: the way of encoding and indexing technical knowledge inorder to easily recover the best starting case; the way of giving semantics tosketches; the way of coming to terms with inconsistencies generated during theprocess. An interactive architectural assistant is proposed based on casereasoning, managing architectural information encoded in a memory of realinstances of the architectural type of reference and technical informationencoded according the SfB system. Its architecture is made of two main parts.The first includes case memory, case recovery engine, abstraction engine andthe design board. It manages the general and specific case knowledge in itsabstract and semantics given form. The second includes the tools to generatesingle objects composing the architectural organism both directly and inparametric form, constraint management and consistency checking. Therepresentation of the state of the object is twofold as a drawing in thedrafting board, as a symbolic representation in the design board in which allthe attributes of the object are recorded together with their relationships. Thegraphics of the assistant is implemented in AutoCAD environment while thealphanumeric knowledge is implemented in Kappa. The general architectureof ASA and the single modules are described, followed by a simulation of asession of work.
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||case reasoning; architectural assistant; knowledge engineering
Colajanni B, Fornarelli A, Giretti A, Naticchia B, Pellitteri G (1993).
ASA, An interactive assistant to architectural designers. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,