Employing Wayfinding and Bottom-Up Knowledge Discovery and Information Flow in Infrastructure and Construction Projects

This invention is a system that presents an original contribution in the form of a knowledge base implemented as an Web Ontology Language (OWL). This system also combines customized wayfinding and recommender systems to support this knowledge base and automate the communication process. The resulting process automates the extraction of project knowledge, specifically construction impacts and functions, and the communication between project teams and the public. This process is also context-sensitive due to the rapid integration of project-specific parameters such as geographic specifics, socio-economic factors, and cultural attitudes. This process has traditionally been manual and time-consuming.



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