A Category-theoretic Tool for Manufacturing Information Integration

Period of Performance: 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2018

$300K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Categorical Informatics
250 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Firm POC, Principal Investigator

Abstract

Category theory has recently been successfully applied to translate information from one computer system to another. Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype software tool based on category theory for solving information-integration programs. The tool has successfully solved small-scale information-integration problems including a problem identified by NIST about enriching the manufacturing service capability of a distributed supply chain with additional 3rd party information. The goal of this Phase II effort is to build the core of an industrial-strength categorical data integration tool capable of solving manufacturing-related information-integration problems identified by NIST.