The Smart Search functionality our group helped to devise and integrate into the flagship product of our longstanding industry partner eschbach won the Best of Industry Award 2023 in the Artificial Intelligence category.

Smart Search is integrated into Shiftconnector—eschbach’s enterprise software platform for process manufacturing. The feature provides users with powerful and user-friendly search capabilities for explicit information and implicit knowledge on plant operations across Shiftconnector’s vast data collection.

Our group, notably Prof. Bela Gipp and Anastasia Zhukova, collaborated with eschbach and one of its major customers on developing Smart Search by contributing research expertise in Natural Language Processing.

The current award is already the second recognition of the Smart Search functionality, which also won the Game Changer Award in June.

The research is funded by ZIM (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand) run by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

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