There are two basic approaches to representation of design knowledge in knowledge-based CAAD systems, the type-based approach which has a long tradition, and the more recent typeless approach. Proponents of the latter have offered a number of arguments against the type-based approach which are reviewed in the paper and found rather unconvincing. Work within both paradigms is also reviewed and problems encountered under both approaches discussed. The analysis concludes with a recommendation of preserving the notion of types but in a form that avoids rigidity, and with hints at how certain technical problems involved in such an approach can be solved or avoided.
|Title of host publication
|Advances in Collaborative Design and Decision-Support Systems.
|Place of Publication
|San Luis Obispo
|CAD Research Center, Cal Poly
|Published - 1997
|9th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics - Baden-Baden, Germany
Duration: 18 Aug 1997 → 23 Aug 1997
Conference number: 9
|9th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics
|18/08/1997 → 23/08/1997