authors 
Durmisevic, S., Ciftcioglu, Ö. and Sariyildiz, S. 
year 
2001 
title 
Quantifying the Qualitative Design Aspects 
source 
Architectural Information Management [19th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0952368781] Helsinki (Finland) 2931 August 2001, pp. 111116 
summary 
Architecture is a mixture of art and technique. This implies that the architect deals not only with engineering aspects that can be easily quantified and thereafter processed, but deals with aesthetics as well which is in first place qualitative and therefore rather difficult to estimate and numerically represent. As an example, in such cases, these ‘qualitative quantities’ are expressed in linguistic form which should be somehow expressed in numerical form in order to treat such data by powerful and conclusive numerical analysis methods. Expressions such as: bright colour, light room, large space are some of these examples. These expressions are fuzzy concepts whose actual interpretation is hidden and all of them together attach a qualitative value to a certain space. To deal with such information the emerging technologies of the last decade can provide an important aid. One of them is the soft computing technology that can deal with such soft data. In this paper, based on the case studies, we explain the potential of using soft computing techniques. 
keywords 
Qualitative Design Data, Information Processing, Soft Computing, Knowledge Modeling, NeuroFuzzy Network 
series 
eCAADe 
email 
I.S.Sariyildiz@bk.tudelft.nl 
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