||Capturing and structuring the meaning of communication in the buildingand construction industry
||Bakkeren W, Willems P
||Integration of the computer applications used in the building industry requiresinformation systems that support the communication between theseapplications. Cyrently this communication is realised via human interpretationand understanding. An important question in this context is: "what makescommunication meaningful?". The meaning of communication has twoaspects: (1) the intention: the general idea behind the communication, and (2)the extension: the set of things to which the communication applies. Thispaper describes these aspects of meaning and mechanisms used by humanbeings to define meaning. To enable information systems to supportcommunication the intention and the extension must be represented in acomputer interpretable form. The representations should be manageable,reusable and extendable. This requires structuring of the representations,which can be achieved by modular modelling and layering, This paperdescribes these stucturing mechanisms.
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||meaning of communication; representation of meaning; structuringrepresentations; modularity; layering
Bakkeren W, Willems P (1993).
Capturing and structuring the meaning of communication in the buildingand construction industry. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,