Sia For Refining Online

Exploit the intelligence in the Q&A

Refining Online® has been a leading web portal for the petroleum refining industry for over 20 years. The Refining Online Q&A has accumulated over 6000 user interactions on refining operations and related expertise. Until now, there was no efficient way to access this repository of industry expertise to research a technical issue or find a quick answer to an operational challenge.

Introducing Sia, your virtual advisor! Ask Sia questions in natural language to unearth the answers you seek from the Q&A as easily as you would ask a human expert.

The Sia virtual advisor utilizes a natural language interface to understand and respond to your questions. Simply submit your question briefly and clearly and Sia will return responses for you review based on the postings in Refining Online's Q&A, and knowledge base.

Sia was built on Astron International’s AstronAI platform which employs the latest developments in cognitive applications and natural language processing.

Sia can be customized using AstronAI to exploit your company’s treasure of reports, papers, and other forms of textual information, collectively called unstructured data. Accessing unstructured data has traditionally been limited to the elementary and unappealing search capabilities of document management applications. While there are many conventional data analysis technologies to tackle structured numeric data residing in databases, there were few and limited options until Sia to tap the expertise and intelligence hidden in volumes of your unstructured data.

This advanced capability of Sia can create a significant competitive advantage for companies allowing their employees to make better decisions faster. This is an opportunity as well as an emerging competitive dynamic one cannot ignore.

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