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Exploitable foreground


  1. The idea of ontology for zoning, which can be used for the development of object oriented software dedicated at project management in construction industry, other than based on spaces or building elements as it is now
    Ontologies are a way of organsing data types for object oriented programming. Right now the software for facility management is based on project management, so this would be a new approach. Additional work includes the definition of taxonomies and the creation of a database to try out the concept. The two exploitable foregrounds are conected by the sense of ontologies/semantics, but differ in the field of application.
  2. Relationship between function and sign (semantics, as seen by Umberto Eco, philosophy) applyed to the zonification of this housing, to be connected with the ontology.
    Umberto Eco used ontology and semantics in its philosophic sense (Umberto Eco: Function and sign: The semiotics of architecture, in Neil Leach (ed.): Rethinking architecture. A reader in cultural theory, Routledge, London and New York, 1997, p. 182-202 ). In order to make it an exploitable foreground, the definitions have to be converted to those used in computer science, especially semantic web. This would be a further work compared to the project and might be done during the work as residential fellow at Collegium Budapest (approved fellowship), where similar concepts are applied to photography.