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Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2708
Amount: $36,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Vexcel Corpon
2905 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO, 80301
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR FRANZ W LEBERL
 PRESIDENT
 (303) 444-0094
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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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