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The Smart Architect: Scalable Ontology-Based Modeling of Ancient Chinese Architectures
January/February 2008 (vol. 23 no. 1)
pp. 49-56
Yong Liu, Zhejiang University
Congfu Xu, Zhejiang University
Qiong Zhang, Alpine Electronics Research of America
Yunhe Pan, Zhejiang University
The Smart Architect is an innovative intelligent system that can generate ancient Chinese architectures of similar styles or structures automatically. Using an ontology-based approach to analyze different architectural styles, the system converts geometry primitives into semantic architecture components. The modeling process can be performed at semantic levels and requires only certain knowledge in the corresponding architectural domain. In addition, a granular-based knowledge-refining method obtains more accurate knowledge with respect to the specific domains.

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Index Terms:
ontology modeling, specific domains, architecture domain, knowledge refinement
Citation:
Yong Liu, Congfu Xu, Qiong Zhang, Yunhe Pan, "The Smart Architect: Scalable Ontology-Based Modeling of Ancient Chinese Architectures," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 49-56, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.16
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