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Past, present and future of information and knowledge sharing in the construction industry: Towards semantic service-based e-construction

Rezgui, Y, Boddy, SC, Wetherill, M and Cooper, GS 2011, 'Past, present and future of information and knowledge sharing in the construction industry: Towards semantic service-based e-construction' , Computer Aided Design, 43 (5) , pp. 502-515.

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Abstract

The paper reviews product data technology initiatives in the construction sector and provides a synthesis of related ICT industry needs. A comparison between (a) the data centric characteristics of Product Data Technology (PDT) and (b) ontology with a focus on semantics, is given, highlighting the pros and cons of each approach. The paper advocates the migration from data-centric application integration to ontology-based business process support, and proposes inter-enterprise collaboration architectures and frameworks based on semantic services, underpinned by ontology-based knowledge structures. The paper discusses the main reasons behind the low industry take up of product data technology, and proposes a preliminary roadmap for the wide industry diffusion of the proposed approach. In this respect, the paper stresses the value of adopting alliance-based modes of operation.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Aided Design
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0010-4485
Depositing User: SC Boddy
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 08:56
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 09:22
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/18526

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