The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a Standards Requirements Gathering Workshop for Natural Language Analysis and an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards Subcommittee Meeting on Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics for Manufacturing Operations. The collective goal of these efforts is to bring Industry, Government, and Academia together to 1) discuss the current trends, successes, challenges, and needs with respect to natural language document analysis for decision support in manufacturing and 2) further the work of a critical manufacturing standards community to produce publicly-available guidelines for industry. These efforts will be documented in a publicly-available report similar to the report produced from the 2018 Industry Forum: Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Technologies for Manufacturing Operations.
Personnel expected to attend the overall forum include manufacturers from large and small to medium-sized enterprises, technology integrators, technology developers (both hardware and software), academia, standards development organizations, government entities, and research laboratories.
- Hearing the latest success stories of practitioners who have analyzed natural language operations data and successfully incorporated this analysis into the decision making workflow.
- Learning about the latest advances in data capture and natural language processing solutions for manufacturing natural language documents.
- Understanding how challenges were overcome to implement analysis solutions for natural language documents.
- Networking with other industry professionals who have achieved similar successes, face comparable challenges, and/or can offer solutions
- Providing critical input to an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) committee focused on producing standards and/or guidelines to support natural language document analysis as well as monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies at the factory floor level
This event will bring personnel together to discuss the current and emerging capabilities and challenges with respect to collecting, storing, cleaning, parsing, and analyzing natural language documents for manufacturing operations.
The workshop will feature a combination of short presentations (10-15 minutes) and brainstorming sessions with industry and academic experts focused on natural language documents in manufacturing. The day will be broken out into three distinct focus areas: 1) data collection and storage, 2) data cleaning and parsing, and 3) data analysis and visualization. Sessions are expected to feature speakers from a wide-range of industries and backgrounds. Speakers will provide short presentations on their experiences in natural language document analysis and the remainder of the time will focus on brainstorming sessions to discuss best practices, research and standards needs, and roadblocks in this area.
If you are interested in presenting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a title and a brief description (between 150 - 300 words) of your presentation by April 19, 2019. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 5, 2019.
May 22-23, 2019 - ASME/NIST Standards Subcommittee Meeting on Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Technologies for Manufacturing Operations
ASME, in close collaboration with NIST, have formed a standards subcommittee - Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Technologies for Manufacturing Operations. The goal of the subcommittee is to produce guidelines to assist manufacturers with the design, implementation, and assessment of monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies within their own facilities. Industry participation and feedback is critical; the more input the community provides, the more relevant, broadly-applicable, and beneficial the output guidelines will be. Following, the Natural Language Analysis Workshop, a subcommittee meeting will be held to advance the group’s guidelines development efforts. Specific activities during this two-day meeting will include:
- Discuss the overall guidelines effort including the status of the high priority guidelines, those guidelines that are still to be developed, and the inclusion of new areas (i.e., natural language analysis) for guidelines development
- Outlining multiple guideline efforts including “Determining When and Where Prognostics and Health Management should be Integrated in Manufacturing Operations” and “Standardized Terminology for Availability and Maintenance of Manufacturing Operations”
- Presenting, and receiving feedback on, NIST’s efforts in identifying existing standards that are relevant to manufacturing PHM and the corresponding defined terms that can be leveraged to generate a terminology guideline
This meeting will also feature a tour of NIST’s Prognostics and Health Management for Robot Systems Lab. If you’d like additional information or want to participate, please email email@example.com