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The Visual Computer

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 181–205 | Cite as

A generic formalism for the semantic modeling and representation of architectural elements

  • Livio De LucaEmail author
  • Philippe Véron
  • Michel Florenzano
Original Article

Abstract

This article presents a methodological approach to the semantic description of architectural elements based both on theoretical reflections and research experiences. To develop this approach, a first process of extraction and formalization of architectural knowledge on the basis of the analysis of architectural treaties is proposed. Then, the identified features are used to produce a template shape library dedicated to buildings surveying. Finally, the problem of the overall model structuring and organization using semantic information is addressed for user handling purposes.

Keywords

Architectural heritage Architectural knowledge Surveying Feature-based modeling Semantic shape 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Livio De Luca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Philippe Véron
    • 2
  • Michel Florenzano
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR CNRS/MCC 694 MAP – Modèles et simulations pour l’Architecture, l’Urbanisme et le PaysageEcole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de MarseilleMarseille Cedex 09France
  2. 2.UMR CNRS 6168 SIS – Sciences de l’Information et des SystèmesEcole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et MétiersAix-En-ProvenceFrance

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