Dieter Finkenzeller and Jan Bender, Semantic representation of complex building structures, Computer Graphics and Visualization (CGV 2008) - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, 2008

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In this paper we present an abstract semantic representation that is suitable for complex buildings. Facades with high-level detail are required in several domains, e.g. visualization of architectural settings and archaeological sites as well as computer animations. In order to support the user’s modeling task, besides geometrical data structural information like spatial relations is required. This supplementary information represents the semantics of the model. Therefore the model description must incorporate the geometry and the semantics. Such a description allows a partial automation of the modeling process, e.g. adjacent and nested elements are adjusted automatically. An abstract model representation with integrated semantics is presented in this paper and it is shown that it facilitates the modeling task significantly.