An Assessment of String-Rewriting Grammars for Evolutionary Architectural Design

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  author =       "James McDermott and John Mark Swafford and 
                 Martin Hemberg and Jonathan Byrne and Erik Hemberg and 
                 Michael Fenton and Ciaran McNally and Elizabeth Shotton and 
                 Michael O'Neill",
  title =        "An Assessment of String-Rewriting Grammars for
                 Evolutionary Architectural Design",
  journal =      "Environment and Planning B",
  year =         "2012",
  volume =       "39",
  number =       "4",
  pages =        "713--731",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1068/b38037",
  size =         "19 pages",
  abstract =     "Evolutionary methods afford a productive and creative
                 alternative design workflow. Crucial to success is the
                 choice of formal representation of the
                 problem.String-rewriting context-free grammars (CFGs)
                 are one common option in evolutionary computation, but
                 their suitability for design is not obvious. Here, a
                 CFG-based evolutionary algorithm for design is
                 presented. The process of meta-design is described, in
                 which the CFG is created and then refined to produce an
                 improved design language. CFGs are contrasted with
                 another grammatical formalism better known in
                 architectural design: Stiny's shape grammars. The
                 advantages and disadvantages of the two types of
                 grammars for design tasks are discussed.",
  notes =        "GEVA",

Genetic Programming entries for James McDermott John Mark Swafford Martin Hemberg Jonathan Byrne Erik Hemberg Michael Fenton Ciaran McNally Elizabeth Shotton Michael O'Neill