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authors Coyne, R.D., Newton, S. and Sudweeks, F.
year 1989
title Modeling the Emergence of Schemas in Design Reasoning
source Design Computing Unit, Department of Architectural and Design Science, University of Sydney, 1989. pp. 173-205. CADLINE has abstract only
summary The authors explore how neural networks can be used to model important aspects of design reasoning: the way design involves memory; and a 'holistic' kind of reasoning by which designs appear to emerge from that memory. A simple neural network is constructed to demonstrate how information about schemas (in this case, room types) is stored implicitly after exposure to a number of examples of specific rooms. We then demonstrate how new room types emerge from this information. The paper includes a discussion of design, a discussion of schemas from a psycholinguistic perspective, a technical explanation of neural networks and the demonstration of an implemented examples
keywords neural networks, modeling, design, reasoning, learning, knowledge acquisition, experimentation
series CADline
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