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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, October 21, 2004
  e4engineering.com: Sketch and search
Design Engineering, 18 October 2004.
'CADFind Sketch & Search', as the package is called, is claimed to be the first commercial design retrieval system in the world that can find 2D engineering drawings from a sketch. Uniquely, it works for any kind of mechanical engineering component.

How cool. It would be better if you could go to the parts department at Pep Boys and draw a picture of the part you need for your car using a pen and a pad... but this is a good first step and it's in production. From the company's site, their "retrieval accuracy ... exceeds 98% for high quality drawings and 95% even from a basic sketch."
(BTW, This is here on my library site instead of my sci/tech site because I'm interested in the IR part of this more than the parts part of this.)
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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