SEMERGY: Semantic web technology support for comprehensive building design assessment

A. Mahdavi, U. Pont, F. Shayeganfar, N. Ghiassi,A. Anjomshoaa, S. Fenz, J. Heurix, T. Neubauer, A. Tjoa:
"SEMERGY: Semantic web technology support for comprehensive building design assessment";
Vortrag: ECPPM2012 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction,, Reykjavík, Island; 25.07.2012 - 27.07.2012; in:"eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction", G. Gudnason, R. Scherer (Hrg.); Taylor&Francis, (2012), ISBN: 978-0-415-62128-1; S. 363 - 370.

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Abstract:


This paper explores developmental opportunities toward effective evaluation environments for
comparative assessment of alternative building design and retrofit options. Such options are to be benchmarked
in view of their functional, ecological, and economical performance. Thereby, multiple use cases are to be
accommodated, involving a) novice designers, b) experienced professionals, and c) area municipalities. Toward
this end, the rather ill-structured nature of available design-relevant information needs to be taken into account. In
this context, theweb offers extensive amount of potentially useful information. Thisweb-based potential remains,
however, mostly unexploited, as its extraction is hampered by lack of sufficient structure in the encapsulation and
presentation of the information. The SEMERGY project deploys the semantic web technology as a promising
opportunity to improve and expedite the process of information acquisition and collation toward populating
design analysis models.