The Universal Communication Research Institute (UCRI) has been conducting research and development (R&D) on speech-to-speech translation and information analysis technologies, as well as real-space information analytics based on big data, etc., with the aim to achieve universal communication; finding, creating, and using valuable information, and establishing mutual understanding among the people. Since 2015, we have been promoting R&D on social knowledge analysis technologies using AI, such as natural language processing and deep learning, to analyze large amounts of text on a semantic level and generate valuable combinations of information and hypotheses. We have also been focusing on information services platform technologies by taking advantage of IoT; utilizing widely varied sensor information as well as image and video data from various fields. The results of these R&D have been implemented into practical systems or made into databases and released to the public as open source or via industry-government-academia collaboration projects such as "Advanced LAnGuage INformation Forum (ALAGIN)." We also conduct joint field experiments with private companies to further promote social implementation of our R&D outcomes.
The Center develops technologies for conducting deep analysis on a semantic level of massive volumes of text data that exist on the Web and other sources, as well as technologies for proposing valuable combinations of information and valuable hypotheses based on flexible user inputs. Leveraging the leading-edge technologies it has developed to date and its computing resources, which are some of the largest in Japan among public institutions conducting research into related fields, DIRECT is engaged in the research and development of these areas.
The Information Services Platform Laboratory is engaged in the research and development of advanced platform technologies that process different types of data from different fields in real time and enable use of these data, based on users’ requests. The data includes text-based information, sensor-derived information, and image and video data that have been diversified through IoT technology.
Advanced LanGuage Information Forum (ALAGIN) is a forum which promotes super communication technologies that realize language barrier-free communication.
Ultra-Realistic Communications Forum (URCF) brings together an extensive range of researchers, businesses, users and other parties involved in ultra-realistic communications to promote reciprocal exchanges of information and cross-cultural interaction. Another of URCF's aims is the efficient promotion of research and development, verification testing and standardization in collaborations between industry, government, and academia.
The purpose of this Council is to promote the effective use of the Keihanna Info-Communication Open Laboratory and to establish effective collaborations in relevant fields between industry, government, and academia including universities, communication carriers, broadcasters, manufacturers, research institutes, venture companies, and regional municipalities, to create new info-communication related services and industries originating in the Kansai area, as well as to contribute to human resource development.
fVisiOn is a table-based, glasses-free, three-dimensional (3D) display that can be seen by multiple people around the display. The goal is to create an interface that projects 3D images at height suspended above a flat, empty table, that will be naturally visible without the use of 3D glasses by multiple people, especially for situations in which people seated around the table would view the image by looking down at it from all angles.
With REI, 3D images can be viewed without special glasses, and not only does it project stereoscopic images, but also projects images whose appearance will change as the viewing angle changes. This technology enables images to be viewed in almost exactly the same way as if the object being viewed were actually physically present.
*The exhibition at Grand Front Osaka has ended.