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.
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 michael.brundage [at] nist.gov () 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.
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:
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 brian.weiss [at] nist.gov ()
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 [Download Agenda]
|Start Time||Presenter||Organization||Presentation Topic|
|7:30 AM||Registration Begins/Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 AM||Mike Brundage||NIST Systems Integration Division||Opening Remarks about the workshop|
|8:10 AM||Brian Weiss||NIST Intelligent Systems Division||Opening Remarks about ASME Standards|
|8:15 AM||Howard Harary||NIST Engineering Lab Director||Welcome to NIST|
|8:45 AM||Mike Brundage||Introduction to Data Collection/Storage Session|
|8:50 AM||Thurston Sexton||NIST Systems Integration Division||Human Factors Concerns in Data Collection|
|9:05 AM||Jack Fanneron||The BP Group||Novel Data Collection Strategies for Maintenance|
|9:20 AM||Ken Dunn||British Petroleum (BP)||BP’s Natural Language Document environment and challenges|
|9:35 AM||Farhad Ameri||Texas State University||A Thesaurus-guided Method for Smart Manufacturing Diagnostics|
|9:50 AM||Sarah Lukens||GE Digital||Maintenance Data Collection Challenges|
|10:50 AM||Break 1|
|11:10 AM||Thurston Sexton||Introduction to Data Cleaning/Parsing Session|
|11:15 AM||Mike Brundage||NIST Systems Integration Division||Small Data Tagging using the Nestor tagging tool|
|11:30 AM||Melinda Hodkiewicz||University of Western Australia||Semi-Automatic Processing of Unstructured Short Text in Maintenance Records|
|11:45 AM||Aaron Massey||University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)||Natural Language Processing for Regulatory Compliance Requirements|
|12:00 PM||Maria Seale||U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center||Composite Learning Algorithm for Records Evaluation (CLARE)|
|12:15 PM||Ellen Vorhees||NIST Information Technology Lab||Using Challenge Problems to Drive Technology|
|2:30 PM||Mike Brundage||Introduction to Data Analysis/Visualization Session|
|2:50 PM||James Waltner||Lockheed Martin||Merging NLP documents with operations data|
|3:05 PM||Al Salour||Boeing||Challenges of using NLP in large manufacturing|
|3:20 PM||Senthil Chandrasegaran||UC Davis||Visualizing Maintenance Work Order data|
|3:35 PM||Radu Pavel||TechSolve||NLP and Decision Needs for SMEs|
|3:50 PM||Break 2|
|4:55 PM||Brainstorming Leads||Summary of Brainstorming Sessions|
|5:15 PM||Brian Weiss||NIST Intelligent Systems Division||Discussion on PHM Group|
|5:18 PM||Mike Brundage||NIST Systems Integration Division||Closing|
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
OUTPUT: Update, as necessary, the outlined priority topic areas, confirm the immediate efforts on the “Determining When and Where PHM Should be Integrated in Manufacturing Operations” and “Standardized Terminology for Availability and Maintenance of Manufacturing Operations” topic areas, and discuss any proposed additions to both the guidelines ‘flow’ and the immediate work items.
OUTPUT: Understand the status of the NIST efforts to identify the existing standards that are relevant to manufacturing PHM and the corresponding defined terms that can be leveraged in this subcommittee.
OUTPUT: Achieve broad agreement on the overall content of the white paper “Determining When and Where PHM Should be Integrated in Manufacturing Operations” where the next step would be to submit it for publication.
OUTPUT: Finalize Working Group (WG) membership, assign a document sponsor (lead). Generation of a draft outline of the guidelines document with this scope including estimated time frames to complete each section and who will be responsible (the document sponsor) for leading the work in the overall document/sections.
OUTPUT: Summarize the day’s activities to ensure that everyone’s priorities are captured whether they are acknowledged in existing priority topic areas or documented in emerging priority topic areas.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
OUTPUT: Generation of a draft outline of the guidelines document with this scope including estimated time frames to complete each section and who will be responsible for leading the work in the overall document/sections.
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