Description grammars: Precedents revisited

Rudi Stouffs

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A description grammar, in conjunction with a shape grammar, serves to generate verbal descriptions of designs, next to the spatial descriptions. These verbal descriptions can also assist in guiding the generative process. This paper revisits applications of description grammars found in literature and demonstrates how they can be recast and redeveloped to make use of a general notation and implementation for description grammars. The review of this notation was the topic of a previous paper; this paper is both meant as an illustration and as a confirmation of those review analysis results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
JournalEnvironment and Planning B: Planning & Design
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Sep 2016


  • Application
  • description grammars
  • generation
  • shape grammars

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