Semantic search in offshore engineering with linguistics and neural processing Pipelines

Flavio Jaime Pol Gonçalves, Vinicius Cleves de Oliveira Carmo, Vinicius Toquetti de Melo, Rodrigo da Silva Cunha, Ismael H.F. Santos, Rodrigo Augusto Barreira, Carlos Eduardo Cugnasca, Fabio Gagliardi Cozman, Edson Satoshi Gomi

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Abstract

This paper presents a computing pipeline architecture for semantic search in the domain of Offshore Engineering. The proposed system combines modules such as document retriever, passage retriever, and answer extractor to produce textual responses to queries in natural language such as: “What FPSO motion is mostly affected by viscous damping?” Such responses are often needed in Offshore Engineering activities, and linguistic techniques such as those based on inverted indexes with a syntactic focus tend to perform poorly. Instead, this research explores semantic techniques that take into account the meaning of words in the domain of Offshore Engineering. This paper describes a Linguistic QA pipeline architecture built that provides a way to retrieve answers instantly from a collection of 13,000 unstructured technical documents about Offshore Engineering, reports the achieved results and future work. This paper also presents additional modules under construction that exploit Neural Networks and ontologies approaches for semantic search in the domain of Offshore Engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791885116
ISBN (Print)9780791885116
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 40th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 21 Jun 202130 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volume1

Conference

Conference2021 40th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/06/2130/06/21

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