Jacquette Consulting was hired by a nonprofit, independent research center serving government and industry. This company develops the Visual Media Reasoning (VMR) system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA describes VMR as
a software system that lets users ask queries of photo content such as, “What make and model of vehicle is that?” or “Is this person on our terrorist watch list?” or “Where is this building located?”
In short, VMR automates the enormous task of analyzing large sets of image data.
VMR is state-of-the-art technology, and while the client built the software, they engaged Jacquette Consulting to make it customer-ready. Our team helped build and expand the software that supports the visual recognition code, improved the scalability and reliability of the software, improved the usability, and applied best software development practices. This enabled the client to reliably and consistently deliver their software to their customer as they continued to advance the science of visual processing.
Our team addressed several specific areas:
These improvements provided the client with several benefits: