Graph isomorphism and genotypical houses

Dalton, Ruth and Kirsan, Ciler (2005) Graph isomorphism and genotypical houses. In: The Fifth International Space Syntax Symposium, 13 June 2005 - 17 June 2005, Delft.

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Abstract

This paper will introduce a new method, known as small graph matching, anddemonstrate how it may be used to determine the genotype signature of a sample ofbuildings. First, the origins of the method and its relationship to other ?similarity? testingtechniques will be discussed. Then the range of possible actions and transformations willbe established through the creation of a set of rules. Next, in order to fully explain thismethod, a technique of normalizing the similarity measure is presented in order to permitthe comparison of graphs of differing magnitude. The last stage of this method ispresented, this being the comparison of all possible graph-pairs within a given sampleand the mean-distance calculated for all individual graphs. This results in theidentification of a genotype signature. Finally, this paper presents an empiricalapplication of this method and shows how effective it is, not only for the identification ofa building genotype, but also for assessing the homogeneity of a sample or sub-samples.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 22:38
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 19:59
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3906

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