Knowledge Representation issues in structural engineering: a framework for application in the case of structures in healthcare
by M. Cristani, C.E. Majorana, V.A. Salomoni
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 47, No. 1/2/3, 2009

Abstract: We survey the literature on Applications of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Techniques to Structural Engineering. We focus on the aspects related to healthcare: Hospitals and Structures related to accidents and emergencies, which are actors of the healthcare system. The conclusions of the review are three: focus is necessarily on actual systems for industrial uses; there are three trends emerging in recent investigations in the field: ontological foundations, collaboration management and soft computing; these are the basis for the a 'new' discipline: Structurotics. The investigation is ended with an example in a concrete application in the field of Tunnel Upgrade.

Online publication date: Thu, 26-Mar-2009

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