The volume of digital data is growing exponentially. Within this digital data, nearly 80% is non-structured and 50% hence is industrial data.
In this context, one of the challenges for companies is to manage, develop and make the best use of this destructured data.
A multinational consortium, coordinated by a young and innovative French SME specialised in artificial intelligence, is willing to respond to this challenge in the framework of an Eurostars proposal. It targets destructured graphic data (building plans, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and pneumatic diagrams, manufacturing and machining ranges, mechanical plans, assembly instructions, etc.). Several types of files include this kind of destructured graphic data: PDF, PS, HPGL, DXF, IGES, STEP, EMF, WMF, SVG, CGM.
The project's global purpose is develop an innovative data processing tool that is able to restructure and recycle non-structured data. This tool shall be commercialised in the two years following the project's end.
It is possible to use it for:
- comparing destructured files of the same type
- comparing heterogeneous files, for example PDF and DXF and find differences between these types of files that contain the same information
- restructuring an unstructured file, to introduce it totally or partly into Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Drafting or Desktop Publishing software.
- indexing all textual and graphic information in these graphic documents to perform “Google” type searches.
- searching for documents: from text and/or graphic information
- classifying and organising documents.
In this correlation, the Eurostars proposal's (cut-off in September 2020) consortium is seeking several European partners to construct and carry out the above-mentioned proposal's aspects in a bottom-up approach.
The innovative French SME is looking for:
- a laboratory (or more) for research and development activities in graphical restructuring
- a company (or more), for testing the outcomes as potential end-users
- company (start-up/SME) (or more) that has problems in finding similar patterns
The call's deadline is the 3rd September 2020
This partner request is open for receiving expressions of interest until the 01st July 2020