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)124-144
Number of pages21
JournalEnvironment and Planning B: Planning & Design
Volume45 (2018)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Application
  • description grammars
  • generation
  • shape grammars


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