Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Including widespread geometry formats in semantic graphs using RDF literals

Mathias Bonduel 1, Anna Wagner 2, Pieter Pauwels 3, Maarten Vergauwen 1, Ralf Klein 1
1 KU Leuven, Ghent, Belgium
2 TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
3 Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.166
Abstract: The exchange of building data involves both geometric and non-geometric data. A promising Linked Data approach is to embed data from existing geometry formats inside Resource Description Framework (RDF) literals. Based on a study of relevant specifications and related work, this toolset-independent approach was found suitable for the exchange of geometric construction data. To implement the approach in practice, the File Ontology for Geometry formats (FOG) and accompanying modelling method is developed. In a proof-of-concept web application that uses FOG, is demonstrated how geometry descriptions of different existing formats are automatically recognised and parsed.
Keywords: Geometry, Linked Data, Data Exchange, RDF Literals
Pages: 341 - 350

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