Integrating heterogeneous data representations in model-based AEC/FM systems

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ConferenceCIT2000 ( Construction Information Technology ): 27 June 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland
Pages556567; # of pages: 12
Subjectinformation management, thesauri, integrated model-based systems, XML, heterogeneous representations of information
AbstractThe paper introduces an approach to the management of heterogeneous representations of information in integrated AEC/FM systems. The approach is based on the concept of controlled vocabularies - thesauri. In this context, a thesaurus is used to control not only terminology but all different representations or displays of information, with a focus on non-textual representations. Examples of different representations include graphical representations of varying level of detail, diverse graphic formats (vector, pixel, VR, video etc), graphics-text-audio as both alternative and complementary modes, visualized non-natively-graphic information etc. The approach is illustrated by a set of simple applications, the first in a series of interrelated prototypes, comprising an intended research project. The applications use HTML, JavaScript and XML along with an existing pilot thesaurus inthe low-slope roofing domain for managing (i.e. storing, relating, and retrieving) textual and non-textual information from both local and remote sources. The applications represent a proof of the concept, to be elaborated in future work, that will used for efficient and economical management of information in construction planning and factilities management applications within integrated model-based systems.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44006
NPARC number20331206
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