The IRF is engaged in several research projects funded by the European Commission and the Austrian government. These projects involve a wide range of key technologies, from automated information extraction through automated image analysis and adaptive user interfaces to machine translation.
Image Mining for Patent Exploration
This project aims at making the information contained in patent drawings (block diagrams, flow charts, time plots...) accessible in an automated way. This will lighten the workload of patent experts who currently must analyze patent images manually.