Visual language-based approach to representing Korean fire code regulations

Hayan Kim, Jungsik Choi, Jin Kook Lee

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This paper aimed to describe the demonstration of a visual language-based representation of Korean fire code regulations. There are many types of building-related regulations, including building acts, Request for Proposal (RFP) and design guidelines. In particular, countries have established their own building acts to ensure the minimum level of safety for tenants and the building’s safety. Several countries have preceded governmentaided projects to automate the building permission process using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Computers mandatorily require a translation process to understand natural languages in digitalization methods. Therefore, building permit automation project necessarily includes developing methods for translating natural language into computerreadable code. Among the Korean building act, the fire code has a complicated relationship that references and delegates related regulations that have been established by other organizations. This paper demonstrated a visual language-based representation of the Korean fire code to support a comfortable understanding of the actual regulations’ contents and relationships, and automatically generate computable building code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-1546
Number of pages8
JournalAsia Life Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr

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© Rushing Water Publishers Ltd. 2019.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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