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An Information Infrastructure for Comparing Accessibility Regulations and Related Information from Multiple Sources

  • This paper describes a research project that addresses the difficulties in dealing with regulatory documents such as national and regional codes. These documents tend to be voluminous, heavily cross-referenced, possibly ambiguous and even conflicting at times. There are often multiple documents that need to be consulted and satisfied; however it is a difficult task to locate all of the relevantThis paper describes a research project that addresses the difficulties in dealing with regulatory documents such as national and regional codes. These documents tend to be voluminous, heavily cross-referenced, possibly ambiguous and even conflicting at times. There are often multiple documents that need to be consulted and satisfied; however it is a difficult task to locate all of the relevant provisions. In addition, sections dealing with the same or similar conceptual ideas sometimes lay down conflicting requirements. We propose a framework for regulation representation, analysis and comparison with emphasis on the extraction of similarities between provisions. We focus on accessibility regulations, whose intent is to provide the same or equivalent access to a building and its facilities for disabled persons. An XML regulatory repository is developed to extract structural as well as non-structural features from government regulations to help user understanding and computational analysis. A similarity analysis is performed between different sources of regulations. In order to achieve a better comparison between provisions, we employ a combination of feature matching and structural analysis. Results are shown on comparisons between American and European codes, as well as on the domain of electronic-rulemaking.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Author: Gloria Lau, Kincho Law
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.192Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20111215-1922Cite-Link
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2004/11/09
Year of first Publication:2004
Release Date:2004/11/09
Institutes:Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen / Professur Informatik im Bauwesen
Tag:Behinderte
GND Keyword:Hochschulbildung; Entscheidungsunterstützung; Wissensmanagement; Standardisierung
Source:International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering , ICCCBE , 10 , 2004.06.02-04 , Weimar , Bauhaus-Universität
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
BKL-Classification:54 Informatik / 54.89 Angewandte Informatik: Sonstiges
56 Bauwesen / 56.03 Methoden im Bauingenieurwesen
Collections:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE, Weimar / International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE, Weimar 10. 2004
Licence (German):License Logo In Copyright