a.SCatch: semantic structure for architectural floor plan retrieval

Weber, Markus, Langenhan, Christoph, Roth-Berghofer, Thomas, Liwicki, Marcus, Dengel, Andreas and Petzold, Frank (2010) a.SCatch: semantic structure for architectural floor plan retrieval. In: 18th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2010), 19-22 July 2010, Alessandria, Italy.

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Architects’ daily routine involves working with drawings. They use either a pen or a computer to sketch out their ideas or to do a drawing to scale. We therefore propose the use of a sketch-based approach when using the floor plan repository for queries. This enables the user of the system to sketch a schematic abstraction of a floor plan and search for floor plans that are structurally similar. We also propose the use of a visual query language, and a semantic structure as put forward by Langenhan. An algorithm extracts the semantic structure sketched by the architect on DFKI’s Touch& Write table and compares the structure of the sketch with that of those from the floor plan repository. The a.SCatch system enables the user to access knowledge from past projects easily. Based on CBR strategies and shape detection technologies, a sketch-based retrieval gives access to a semantic floor plan repository. Furthermore, details of a prototypical application which allows semantic structure to be extracted from image data and put into the repository semi-automatically are provided.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISSN: 0302-9743
ISBN: 9783642142734
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-14274-1_37
Page Range: pp. 510-524
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-14274-1_37
Additional Information: © Springer Verlag 2010. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14274-1_37.
Keywords: semantic building design, architecture, image understanding, case based reasoning, graph theory
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:05
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/945


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