Barbara Schmidt-Belz and Angi Voss
FABEL is a joint venture partly funded by the German government from July '92 till June '96. The purpose of the project is to integrate case-based and model-based approaches to the development of knowledge-based systems. One of the major purposes of FABEL is to develop a case-oriented methodology for knowledge acquisition. Our Domain, both source of inspiration and testbed, is architectural design, including engineering of construction, services and technical equipment for buildings. We consider in particular the design of medium-sized buildings with complex installations like laboratories or schools.