Device for Automating Scientific Model Assembly from Text, Equations, and Software

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This invention is a system that can construct and curate complex representations of scientific models by integrating three different sources of information. The three sources of information being natural language descriptions and technical documentation of models, model equations, and software used to implement the models.  All three sources of information require their own separate tools/software to translate the information into a single unified form.

Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study complex systems using mathematics, physics, and computer science. A computational model contains numerous variables that characterize the system being studied.

There exist today state-of-the-art computational models that can provide highly accurate predictions about complex phenomena such as crop growth and weather patterns. However, certain phenomena, such as food insecurity, involve a host of factors that cannot be modeled by any single one of these models, but which instead require the integration of multiple models.

This system will facilitate the integration of computational models from different domains which will allow for modeling large, complicated systems that span multiple domains and levels of abstraction. This effort will enable automated model composition and reasoning in context to directly support the development of ‘third wave’ artificial intelligence.


  • Computational models
  • Simulations
  • Numerical modeling


  • Complex
  • Versatile
  • Automated
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Contact For More Information:
Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager, Eller College of Mngmt & OTT
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Clayton Morrison
Paul Hein
Saumya Debray
Rebecca Sharp
Maria Alexeeva
Marco Antonio Valenzuela Escarcega
Adarsh Pyarelal