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The rule-based system
||The construction system of the Yingzao fashi is rule-based;
that is to say, we can specify the final product by specifying a small
number of starting parameters. These are more or less freely variable within
specified limits, and there is slight interdependence between parameters.
We will deal with them individually in the following pages. In approximate
order of decreasing priority, the parameters are:
We discuss only some of the rules, particularly those which apply to our sample building.
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