Semantic-Graph based approach to BIM, resilience, and spatial data interoperability

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Holly Ferguson
Charles Vardeman II
Adila Krisnadhi
Michelle Cheatham

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Krzysztof Janowicz

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Interoperability within the Building Information Modeling and resilience analysis domains is essential for positively influencing the built environment, but is still not sophisticated enough for optimal data and model evaluation with regards to modern, multi-disciplinary questions. Fully interoperable data schemas and tools mean that communications from adjacent domains are also necessary, such as compatibility with geography data schemas or other geometry relationships. Dispersed resources that are required for this analysis cannot be centrally located, rather, they need to be made accessible to users through mediums such as Linked Data Platforms that do not alter existing work flows. This research provides a data pattern, called the Spatial Graph Adapter Pattern, and includes use cases that allow spatial relationships to be captured at a more granular and descriptive level than has been possible thus far; it is implemented to unify several other areas of research including an ontology-based Linked Data Platform and Linked Data Views for proprietary data processing. This pattern is an extension to existing work and is now hosted by a modular and extensible framework used for translating between different Building Industry data formats without needing to change current schemas or work flows.
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