DRAWINGS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$36,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
2708
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vexcel Corpon
2905 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR FRANZ W LEBERL
 PRESIDENT
 (303) 444-0094
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE WIDE-SPREAD USE OF INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN ENGINEERING AND ADMINISTRATION HAS LED TO A REQUIREMENT TO CONVERT EXISTING DRAWINGS AND MAPS INTO A DIGITAL FORMAT FOREASY RETRIEVAL AND MANIPULATION. THIS HAS LED TO THE SO-CALLED "DATA CONVERSION PROBLEM". A SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM IS PROPOSED THAT AIMS AT NOT ONLY CONVERTING THE DRAWINGS INTO A RASTER- OR VECTOR FILE, BUT TO ACTUALLY AUTOMATICALLY INTERPRET THE CONTENTS OF THE GRAPHICAL SOURCE. THE OVERALL PROCESS IS BASED ON RASTER SCANNING OF THE SOURCE. THE RASTER DATA MUST THEN UNDERGO A PROCESS OF DATA TRANSFORMATION INTO A PRELIMINARY SET OF FORMATS THAT ENTER INTO THE EXPERT-SYSTEM. THE GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS ARE INTERPRETED BASED ON KNOWLEDGE AND RULES THAT ARE STORED FOREACH APPLICATIONS FIELD. THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES ARE TO: - DESIGN THE EXPERT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED INTERPRETATION; - DEFINE STRATEGIES TO OBTAIN AN ACCEPTABLE THROUGHPUT RATE;- PROVIDE FOR THE CORRECTION OF ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATIONS. SHOULD THE WORK BE SUCCESSFUL ONE WILL OBTAIN A SUPERIOR SOLUTION TO THE IMPORTANT DATA CONVERSION PROBLEM.

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