On-To-CAAD: Investigating the Knowledge Contained within the Corpus of CAAD Research

— Bhatt, Anand, and Bob Martens. "On-To-CAAD: Investigating the Knowledge Contained within the Corpus of CAAD Research." In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, 413-424. CAADRIA. Kumamoto, Japan: School of Architecture and Civil Engineering; Kumamoto University, 2006.

Keywords: Ontologies, CAAD Ontology and CAAD Research

The work presented here discusses an ongoing research in constructing a knowledge representation system founded on CAAD document repositories and investigating the network of concepts constructed by CAAD research. The approach does not rely on conceptual models or theories about CAAD research, rather a formal semantics amenable to decidable reasoning on the corpus of research in CAAD. A web-based demonstration application is illustrated in the paper in which we discuss two propositions about CAAD research discovered in the process of our investigations.