Semantic web and building specifications

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  • Semantic web and building specifications

    1. 1. Semantic web technologies applied to building specifications CIB congress 2004, Toronto Reinout van Rees Building processes
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Building specifications as an example of the building industry’s information needs </li></ul><ul><li>The semantic web, applied to building specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Practical experiences </li></ul>
    3. 3. Building specifications as an example of the building industry’s information needs
    4. 4. The semantic web, applied to building specifications
    5. 5. IFC example <ul><li>http://example.com/project1/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://example.com/project1/doors </li></ul><ul><li>http://example.com/project1/doors/142 </li></ul><ul><li>http://example.com/project1/floors/2nd </li></ul><ul><li>GET: an ifcXML file </li></ul><ul><li>POST: some data, like an updated height </li></ul><ul><li>PUT: an entirely new (door, drawing, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>DELETE: *poof* </li></ul>
    6. 6. Practical experiences <ul><li>Jena, protégé, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly cutting edge (or bleeding edge) </li></ul><ul><li>Do it yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Classifications OK, object/property libraries not </li></ul><ul><li>Web interface </li></ul>
    7. 7. User interface & web server
    8. 8. Dealing with a semwebbed building specification <ul><li>Split existing specification into chapter structure and specification data </li></ul><ul><li>Converted Dutch 12006-2 version also to chapter structure + linked it with the same spec data </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion from graduate student’s building instance to specification data </li></ul><ul><li>That data could be combined with either of the chapter structures </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting in a formatted building specification </li></ul>
    9. 9. Questions? <ul><li>http://vanrees.org/weblog/ </li></ul>

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