Daisy

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Daisy has many possible applications including:

Daisy - Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels

Daisy - Agricultural Crops

Agricultural Crops

Daisy - Biodiversity Monitoring

Biodiversity Monitoring

What is Daisy?

What is Daisy?

Daisy is universal identification system. It can be applied to anyting: images, sounds, chemical spectra and molecular data. This is because Daisy's pattern matching technology is generic - it can be trained to recognise almost anything.

It is an intelligent system, learning more as time progresses. Once the subject you want to identify has been submitted to Daisy the process is fully automated. It can operate via a web based interface, making it easy to use.

 

Use Daisy to:

  • Recognise and identify sounds and images  
  • Recognise and identify variations among particular species
  • Distinguish between crop-harming or harmless insects
  • Monitor the effect of an event on the biodiversity in an area
  • Identify foraminfera to help locate oil and gas deposits

 

Features & Benefits

Daisy Features and Benefits:

Automatic operation

This means that the system can be used by non-experts.

Fully configurable

Operating parameters can be changed to tune the system to a given classification task, so the type of processing applied to the input image and the output format can tailored for a given application area.

Can be applied to a wide range of applications

Daisy can be used to identify images, sounds and molecular (SDS- and protein-gel images), meaning the system is extremely versatile

Easy to use graphic and web-based user interfaces

These mean that people find Daisy intuitive to use.

The system is scalable

Users and classes can be added to the system without any significant reduction in speed.

Can tailor the information displayed about the objects identified

For example, if an insect is identified, ecological information can be displayed to the user or simply the pesticide required for eradication.

 

Can operate in batch mode

Meaning it is possible to process numerous identifications in the background.

Able to run as a standalone system on a variety of hardware platforms

This includes computing clusters, servers, desk and laptop PC's, notepad and smartphones. This means that cost of equipment is not a barrier to entry for Daisy.

Can be accessed via a web service interface

For example, on a smartphone, or from a central server. This makes the system effectively highly portable.

Identifications are rapid

For a typical 70-300 class training set, unknowns can be identified in 1-3 seconds on standard PC hardware. Therefore, the system can be used to make identifications in real time.

The system can learn. This means that accuracy will increase further over time

Compatible with other Tumbling Dice products. This means that you could, for example, automatically feed in images obtained via our Rana product.

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