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Integrating housing design and case-based reasoning
    Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. Dissertation 226 pages, 2.5 MB 2002
    This thesis focuses on a general framework and computational environment that supports the schematic design phase for housing through a CBD capability. It describes formally typical activities during early housing design in the U.S.—by both for-profit and non-profit developers—in the form of scenarios (based on the housing literature and interviews with various stakeholders in the industry). The framework links crucial activity blocks to typical phases in CBD. The thesis furthermore introduces classificatory types of housing precedents that provide a basis for a structured knowledge representation that supports case retrieval.

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