Exploring the utility of semantic web technology in building performance simulation

A. Mahdavi, U. Pont, F Shayeganfar, N. Ghiassi,A. Anjomshoaa, S. Fenz, J. Heurix, T. Neubauer, A. Tjoa:
"Exploring the utility of semantic web technology in building performance simulation";
Vortrag: BauSim2012 -"Gebäudesimulation auf den Größenskalen Bauteil, Raum, Gebäude, Stadtquartier", Berlin; 26.09.2012 - 28.09.2012; in:"BauSIM 2012 -"Gebäudesimulation auf den Größenskalen Bauteil, Raum, Gebäude, Stadtquartier"", C. Nytsch-Geusen et al. (Hrg.); Eigenverlag / wissenschaftliches Kommittee der IBPSA Germany-Austria, 1 (2012), Paper-Nr. 114, 7 S.

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Abstract:


The simulation-based assessment and evaluation of
alternative building design and retrofit options
requires large amounts of information. Thus, efforts
are necessary to support the process of data search
and collection, such that building models for
performance evaluation routines and applications
could be efficiently populated. The web environment
can provide large amounts of potentially useful
information. In this context, the present contribution
reports on the SEMERGY project, which explores
the utility of the semantic web technologies toward
populating the input data for building performance
simulation models via the navigation of the extensive
but currently ill-structured web-based information
space pertaining to building materials, elements,
components, and systems, as well as resources and
documents concerning procedural, climatic, and
financial information.