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Building Knowledge about Buildings Matthew T. Young and Eyal Amir

Summary: Building Knowledge about Buildings
Matthew T. Young and Eyal Amir
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3314 Siebel Center
201 N Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
mtyoung@uiuc.edu, eyal@cs.uiuc.edu
The ability to encode information about the structure of
buildings is essential for the development of applications
which are able to reason about buildings and answer queries
concerning their design and function. Currently, the only
methods of encoding structural information are bloated,
inconsistent, and poorly defined, making the development
of these applications impossible. In this paper, we outline a
new language for encoding this knowledge using
description logic. This language is designed to be both
simplistic and powerfully expressive.
Buildings represent a unique challenge for knowledge
engineers. Encoding all the information about a single


Source: Amir, Eyal - Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences