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By Tim Smithers (auth.), John S. Gero, Fay Sudweeks (eds.)

The improvement of computational versions of layout based at the man made intelligenceparadigm has supplied an impetus for muchofcurrentdesign examine. As synthetic intelligence has matured and built new ways so the influence ofthese new techniques on layout study has been felt. this is noticeable within the wayconcepts from cognitive technology has discovered theirway into man made intelligence and for that reason into layout examine. And, additionally within the method during which agent-based structures arebeingincorporated into layout platforms. In layout learn there's an expanding blurring among notions drawn from synthetic intelligence and people drawn from cognitive technological know-how. while a couple of years in the past the focal point was once mostly on utilising synthetic intelligence to designing as an job, hence treating designing as a kind ofproblem fixing, this present day we're seeing a much broader type ofconceptions of the position of man-made intelligence in aiding to version and understand designing as a method. hence, we see papers during this quantity that have as their concentration the advance or implementationofframeworks for synthetic intelligence in layout - trying to ensure a distinct locus for those principles. We see papers which try and locate foundations for the improvement of instruments in keeping with the factitious intelligence paradigm; frequently the rules come from cognitive studiesofhuman designers.

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G. there is no activity which can be defined without spatial and time requirements, and without the object that performs this activity. The other notions of activity ontology are relevant in particular design context or design stage. The semantic structure of activity ontology is shown in Figure 2. The spatial need is defined by a relationship between activity and space, as discussed in the next section. 28 SIMEON SIMOFF AND MARY LOU MAHER Consumer Figure 2. Activity category and its ontological elements.

Lins t·aliJtlWd O"trlapped·by t:etgrd·lly Disjoined-by . b)' O"erlapped·by Equal finish.. ·by O,'erlaps (S) (C) (Fb) (0) (8) Conl;ains . com pu«t fm·tlopt b ~. (A) (MI) (f) [;] Contains R'31i~ned Metis •Sliding in'c",,1 •b Before r Rase IOlenal 3 b, Figure 5. A set of ID relations. Thus, within the Activity/Space ontology, the arrangement of activities with respect to their time characteristic is reduced to the solution of a temporal constraint satisfaction problem. This problem is formally represented as constraint network, where time point variables are placed in the nodes of the network and metric constraints are represented as link labels.

In presenting our ontology, we consider both the representation and links between requirements and solution, and the intrinsic changing nature of design knowledge. 2. Activity/Space Design Ontology The design of buildings is concerned with the creation of spaces that provide environments for activities. Many of the models for the representation of building design knowledge focus on the representation of the structure and the function of the solid components of a building design. We propose that this omits an explicit representation of the primary purpose of a building in providing an environment for human activity.

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