Airbus AI researchers have developed a system that uses natural language understanding to improve question answering (QA) performance when flight crews search for aircraft operating information.
Most government aviation administrations have authorized the use of tablet computers by commercial carrier pilots and flight crews to access FCOM information. The Airbus AI researchers note however that existing electronic flight bag (EFB) systems used for this purpose are in practice little more than pdf viewers with keyword search functionality. The new Smart Librarian (SL) system instead uses natural language understanding and interactive search to boost QA performance on FCOMs.
Here is a quick read: Airbus AI Introduces Natural Language QA System for Flight Crews
The paper A Question-Answering System for Aircraft Pilots’ Documentation is on arXiv.