Knowledge discovery from multimedia case libraries

  • Mary Lou Maher
  • Simeon J. Simoff
Long Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1454)


Case-based reasoning and knowledge discovery are two independent fields in Al, which together can provide a design support environment for structural enigineers during the synthesis of new designs. Case-based reasoning relies on the representation of previous design cases for reminding designers of relevant past experience. Knowledge discovery is a way of finding patterns in data that can be considered new or generalised knowledge. By combining the two Al techniques, a case library can be the source of past episodic information as well as a source for discovering new patterns. We discuss the development of a multimedia library of structural design cases and the use of knowledge discovery techniques on multmimedia data to provide an environment for assisting in the development of new structural designs. We demonstrate the text analysis part of knowledge discovery from the SAM multimedia case library.


Knowledge Discovery Vertical Load Design Case Load Path Indexing Scheme 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Lou Maher
    • 1
  • Simeon J. Simoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Centre of Design Computing Department of Architectural and Design ScienceUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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