Title: Knowledge capitalisation and organisation for conformance checking model in construction

 

Author: Anastasiya Yurchyshyna, Catherine Faron-Zucker, Nhan Le Thanh, Alain Zarli

 

Addresses:
I3S, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, 930 route des Colles, BP 145, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France; Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB), 290 route des Lucioles, BP 209, 06904 Sophia Antipolis, France; CUI, University of Geneva, rue du General Dufour 24, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland.
I3S, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, 930 route des Colles, BP 145, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France.
I3S, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, 930 route des Colles, BP 145, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France.
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB), 290 route des Lucioles, BP 209, 06904 Sophia Antipolis, France

 

Journal: Int. J. of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms, 2010 Vol.2, No.1, pp.15 - 32

 

Abstract: This paper presents an ontological method aimed at the capitalisation and organisation of conformance-related knowledge for semi-automatic checking model of the conformance of construction projects against a set of conformance requirements. We start by developing a method for knowledge representation of explicit knowledge taking part in checking, and capitalisation of tacit knowledge defining checking practices. Then we explain our approach for classification, organisation and retrieval of conformance requirements and propose an approach for scheduling these requirements to optimise the checking process. Finally, we introduce our reasoning model that is based on matching graph representations of construction projects and conformance queries, and interpret the acquired results in terms of conformance checking in construction. To validate our approach, we describe a prototype illustrating its feasibility, and discuss ongoing works and perspectives of our research.

 

Keywords: knowledge capitalisation; knowledge organisation; expert knowledge representation; construction projects; conformance checking models; conformance constraints; conformance queries; ontology; conformance requirements; explicit knowledge; tacit knowledge; matching graph representations.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJKESDP.2010.030464

 

Available online 17 Dec 2009

 

 

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