Myriad Data Reduction Framework General Availability

November 10, 2016 – Emphysic® is pleased to announce the general availability of its Region Of Interest (ROI) detection framework and associated tooling.

Myriad is a fault-tolerant software library for the rapid development of ROI detection applications.  The library bundles signal/image processing, machine learning, concurrency, and hardware acceleration all in a single, easy-to-use library for software developers targeting Java 8. A concurrent data-processing pipeline can be written in less than 250 lines of code.

In 2016 Emphysic was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract by NASA to develop the framework for the analysis of large Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) datasets.  The datasets are mapped to scores of parallel, independent processes running on a mobile device, standard computer, or a networked cluster of machines. Each process scans a subset of the data for indications of structural damage and as independent entities are unaffected by errors in fellow processes or system failures. If a process fails, only its work is lost as the system continues to process the data; the work lost is immediately picked up by another process. The results of the parallel analyses are compiled back to the original dataset with structural flaw indicators.  Emphysic demonstrated training a machine learning model to detect structural damage in its Phase I Technical Review.

As part of the Phase I efforts for NASA two Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications based on the Myriad library were developed.

Training Machine Learning Model Trainer is a desktop application designed to ease the process of training machine learning models for Region Of Interest (ROI) detection applications.

displayinput Desktop is a desktop application that provides an easy to use graphical user interface for scanning datasets for Regions of Interest (ROI) built on Myriad.

Myriad, Trainer, and Desktop are licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0 open source license. Links to the source code repositories are available from the Myriad Downloads page.