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authors Mackenzie, C.A.
year 1989
title Inferring Relational Design Grammars
source Environment and Planning B. 1989. vol. 16: pp. 252-287
summary The hierarchical structure afforded by linguistic systems, together with inter-element relationships, is suggested as a means of representing interpretations of generative design processes. The utility of relational descriptions for describing spatial arrangements and performing geometric transformations is discussed. Tree systems are shown to be a useful representation for relational descriptions, by making explicit the possible hierarchical organizations, and a search mechanism is introduced to look for 'interesting' design interpretations. A method for inferring tree automata from positive sample sets is employed to infer relational grammars. Issues in the representation and the grammatical inference method are discussed in the light of examples from the domain of spatial configuration
keywords inference, shape grammars, design, synthesis, relations, search
series CADline
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