Taking stock: a Linked Data inventory of Compliance Checking terms derived from building regulations

Ruben Kruiper*, Ioannis Konstas, Alasdair J.G. Gray, Farhad Sadeghineko, Richard Watson, Bimal Kumar

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Abstract

Compliance Checking (CC) would be a lot easier if we could automatically map between (1) terms that occur in building regulations and (2) elements of buildings and building products. However, the terminology used in the regulations is vastly different from the terminology found in Building Information Models (BIM). We are therefore forced to somehow shoehorn the vocabulary of regulatory terms into a set of classes that may well be several orders of magnitude smaller. This paper aims to reduce the gap between terms found verbatim in the regulations, and the classes that exist in Linked Data Vocabularies in Architecture and Construction. We explore the automated extraction of domain terminology from building regulations, and interlink the resulting terms with existing controlled vocabularies like Uniclass. The resulting Knowledge Graph (KG) can be used to suggest relevant and related domain terminology, which improves collecting the inventory of Linked Data terms required for CC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop
EditorsWalter Terkaj, María Poveda-Villalón, Pieter Pauwels
Pages222-237
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop - Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti (CTE), Matera, Italy
Duration: 15 Jun 202316 Jun 2023
https://linkedbuildingdata.net/ldac2023/ (Link to event website)

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherRWTH Aachen University
Volume3633
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Workshop

Workshop11th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop
Abbreviated titleLDAC 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMatera
Period15/06/2316/06/23
Internet address

Keywords

  • Automated Compliance Checking
  • Knowledge Graph
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Linked Data

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