Semantic structure of formal domains and methods for the development of generic grammars
José Nuno BEIRÃO *1
*1 Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa
Why and when do we need a generic grammar?
A generic grammar is a compound form of design patterns encoded as shape grammars that generate typical design instructions within a particular design domain.
A design is a particular instance of a specific grammar which is itself a specific arrangement of design patterns available in the generic grammar.
A generic grammar is used to support the generation of solutions within a wide field of design or design domain.
This paper specifies the instructions for the development of generic grammars in a particular design domain and the instructions to develop the semantic structure of formal domains.
The example of the urban design domain is given.