Modeling Vocabularies in the Architectural DomainThe aim of the MACE project is to overcome the fragmentation of digital learning resources in architectural education. This requires the humancontrolled enrichment of learning resources, i.e. the tagging of learning objects with controlled architectural vocabularies. In this paper, we briefly describe how the architectural vocabulary used for manual enrichment is modelled. Furthermore, we develop the requirements for setup and maintenance of these vocabularies. Finally, we briefly compare existing maintenance tools and reason why and describe how we use the Protégé tool to maintain the MACE classification vocabulary.Wolpers
MACE: connecting architectural content repositories to enable new educational experiences inside a collective external memoryIn the practice and learning of Architecture and Civil Engineering, it is fundamental to access a big amount of learning material. A considerable part of the knowledge which once was written in books is now being moved to digital media. Today, most of the contents are produced and presented in digital format
only. Spread around the world, digital content repositories containing a big amount of notions exist, but are oftentimes unknown and disjointed. As a consequence, they are not very efficient resources for learning at
The European research project MACE (Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe) aims at connecting digital architectural repositories by harvesting their metadata and enriching it through the integration of content and domain, context, competence and process, and usage and social metadata. The network created will allow for federated access and search over all connected repositories, allowing a new way of
exploring notions and knowledge in the architectural domain, using the web as a "collective external memory”Condotta
Bridging repositories to form the MACE experienceThis paper reports on our experiences in bridging learning repositories on architecture within the MACE system. In order to make access to architectural learning resources simple and easy for students and teachers,
we rely heavily on standards. We discuss the concepts behind the MACE system, describe related problems and how we solve them by employing and modifying standards from the computer science and architecture. By
bringing together numerous heterogeneous repositories, combining and relating metadata of their learning resources and incorporating social community support, we enable open access while still respecting organizational and legislative issues of all participating repositories.Wolpers, Memmel, etc.
Moritz Stefaner on MACEMoritz Stefaner's main interest is how information visualization and data mining can help us in organizing and discovering information. He holds degrees in Cognitive Science and Interface Design. His work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH and ars electronica.
He was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2010. Currently, he is working as a freelance information visualizer.
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