Amy J. C. Trappey

Amy J. C. Trappey
National Tsing Hua University | NTHU · Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Doctor of Philosophy

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College students encounter various types of stresses in school due to schoolwork, personal relationships, health issues, and future career concerns. Some students are susceptible to the strikes of failures and are inexperienced with or fearful of dealing with setbacks. When these negative emotions gradually accumulate without resolution, they can c...
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Immersive technology is rapidly emerging as a powerful tool for enhancing the digital transformation in transportation to deal with the complexity, high cost, and uncertainty in the dynamic traffic environment. In this study, we investigate the innovations induced by immersive technologies for transportation fields. The literature (153 articles) pu...
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Stock market prediction has become increasingly complex in recent years. This presentation employs patent analysis methods to extract the most efficient methods for stock market prediction. Solutions are provided in addition to a case study.
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The ubiquitous and fast-growing e-marketplaces are causing serious concerns of unauthorized trademark usages, especially their pictorial images. There is a significant need for e-commerce service intermediaries and trading sites to actively check whether product images posted online are not infringing upon others’ intellectual property rights (IPRs...
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An intelligent methodology and its prototype system are developed for automatically discovering legal precedents using semantic analysis. The concept of the trademark legal precedent recommendation was originated from our TE2020 conference paper. The approach is to identify matching cases related to given seed case with respect to their legal case...
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Industrial equipment manufacturing, such as electric power transformers, require highly customized design, assembly, installation and maintenance services for customers. Engineering consultation is an essential manufacturing service which requires deep domain knowledge. This research develops and implements the framework and the prototype of a Virt...
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Electric-mechanical equipment manufacturing industries focus on the implementation of intelligent manufacturing systems in order to enhance customer services for highly customized machines with high-profit margins such as electric power transformers. Intelligent manufacturing consists in using supply chain data that are integrated for smart decisio...
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Anxiety disorders are diagnosed when people become overreactive, disassociated, and feel emotionally unable to control feelings to the extent that their daily lifes are affected. Driving phobia is one of the widespread anxiety disorders in modern society, which cause problematic disruptions of a patient's daily activities. Exposure therapy is an ap...
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Virtual reality (VR) immersive technology allows users to experience enhanced reality using human–computer interfaces (HCI). Many systems have implemented VR with improved HCI to provide strategic market advantages for industry and engineering applications. An intelligent chatbot is a conversational system capable of natural language communication...
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Digital transformation (DT) is the process of combining digital technologies with sound business models to generate great value for enterprises. DT intertwines with customer requirements, domain knowledge, and theoretical and empirical insights for value propagations. Studies of DT are growing rapidly and heterogeneously, covering the aspects of pr...
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Student life causes many sources of stress due to the requirements of managing schoolwork, family, friends, health and wellbeing, and future career planning. Some students are overwhelmed and lack resilience to overcome stress, especially if they are inexperienced in managing setbacks, fail to achieve expectations, or lack skills to independently m...
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Natural language processing (NLP) is a critical part of the digital transformation. NLP enables user-friendly interactions between machine and human by making computers understand human languages. Intelligent chatbot is an essential application of NLP to allow understanding of users’ utterance and responding in understandable sentences for specific...
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Trademarks are used by companies to help customers identify products or services using images or logos in addition to slogans, words, names, sounds, smells, color, and motions. Trademark logos are widely distributed through advertising and published through online media websites and social networks such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Flicker. The inte...
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Global online sales for products, where many are substantially identical or deceptively similar, are the cause of a growing number of trademark (TM) infringement lawsuits. This research proposes an intelligent trademark legal precedent recommendation system to assist trademark owners to find relevant past cases, laws, and judgments to form legal ar...
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The growth of global patents increased over the last decade as enterprises and inventors sought greater protection of their intellectual property (IP) rights. Global patents represent state-of-the-art knowledge for given domains. This research develops a hierarchical Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA)-based approach as a computational intelligent me...
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Legal case precedents have a considerable impact on the development of litigation strategies. This research uses the neural network language modeling (NNLM) approach to analyze and identify judgment documents of US trademark (TM) litigation cases as precedents of a given target case. In this research, the NNLM has been trained using 4835 TM litigat...
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The rapid development of consumer products with short life spans, along with fast, global e-commerce and e-marketing distribution of products and services requires greater due diligence to protect intangible assets such as brands and corporate logos which can easily be copied or distributed through grey channels and internet sales sites. Trademarks...
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This short communication describes the background, objectives, and publications of World Patent Information's special issue on Artificial Intelligence for Intellectual Property (AI for IP). The report serves as the editorial for the WPI's special issue on AI for IP. We look forward to receiving future contributions in research articles, literature/...
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Mental disorders are difficult to diagnose and treat. Global economic growth, changing social organizations, and urban conditions affect mental health resulting in increased costs, limited benefits, and fewer facilities for behavioral treatment. Virtual reality-based behavioral treatments for mental illness offer benefits to supplement conventional...
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E-commerce provides a global platform supporting product transactions through the consumer purchase lifecycle including communications of perceived satisfaction and dissatisfaction. The customer feedback functions and social networks of many e-commerce websites allow for the creation of extremely large databases that can be mined to model the custo...
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The rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT) leads to today's prevailing digital transformation (i.e. digitalization), where physical products can be readily digitized in the virtual space and seamlessly interconnected. Meanwhile, industries are ever increasingly adopting service business models (i.e. servitization), to...
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Patents are a type of intellectual property with ownership and monopolistic rights that are publicly accessible published documents, often with illustrations, registered by governments and international organizations. The registration allows people familiar with the domain to understand how to re-create the new and useful invention but restricts th...
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The R&D output and global commercialization of intellectual properties (IPs), especially patents filed in many countries, have increased dramatically over the past decade. The overwhelming growth in research and IP activities has led to a major challenge to understand and forecast technology development insights and trends. Evidence-based data anal...
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Immersive technologies include broad concepts that enable users in the physical world to connect with the cyber world with a sense of immersion. Three-dimensional (3D) data acts as a base incorporating depth-related information, thereby enhancing immersive perception. Innovations in graphics-oriented computation and iterative enhancements to teleco...
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The rapid development of consumer products with short life spans, along with fast, global e-commerce and e-marketing distribution of products and services requires greater corporate diligence to protect intangible assets such as brands which can easily be coped or placed in grey markets. Trademarks are the government registered legal intellectual p...
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Technical or knowledge documents, such as research papers, patents, and technical documents, e.g., request for quotations (RFQ), are important knowledge references for multiple purposes. For example, enterprises and R&D institutions often need to conduct literature and patent searches and analyses before, during, and after R&D and commercialization...
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An inevitable consequence of the technology-driven economy has led to the increased importance of intellectual property protection through patents. Recent global pro-patenting shifts have further resulted in high technology overlaps. Technology components are now spread across a huge corpus of patent documents making its interpretation a knowledge-...
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Solar power systems and their related technologies have developed into a globally utilized green energy source. Given the relatively high installation costs, low conversion rates and battery capacity issues, solar energy is still not a widely applied energy source when compared to traditional energy sources. Despite the challenges, there are many i...
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An ontology-based patent roadmap and valuation analysis approach provides competitive foresights for a corporation’s associated patent portfolios and the underlying business processes. To demonstrate the methodology and computer supported analysis system, the patent portfolios of two global smart e-retailers are compared. The patents in each compan...
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This ADVEI Speical Issue is an extension of Special Session organized in the CIE 48th conference in Auckland, New Zealand (Dec. 2-5, 2018). Not only qualified papers from CIE conference will be selected, but also an open call is offered to attract research works worldwide. The official submission portal opens on 30 Dec. 2018 in the ADVEI online su...
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We are organizing a special session in the 48th Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE) conference (CIE 48 https://cie48.com/program/special-sessions/) to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 2-5 Dec. 2018. On behalf of all the organizers, we would like to invite you to contribute to this special session and bring up more in-depth discussion/resear...
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This research develops a computer-supported ontology-based Technology Function Matrix (TFM) construction method, called eTFM, as an approach to reduce technology mining man-power and enhance the accuracy and consistency of patent analysis results. The paper addresses a rarely discussed issue of the TFM validation. The proposed validation approach c...
Conference Paper
Conversational bots commonly called chatbots are dialog engines for automated user interaction support that deliver real-time services (answers to any queries, instructions to use equipment’s, decision supports, etc.) to stakeholders, such as customers, machine operators, maintenance crews, and so on. Recent Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem to collect, process, and share data for real-world objects. Industry 4.0 is the recent manufacturing initiative with an emphasis on promoting intelligence in manufacturing. Industrial IoT (IIoT) is the use of IoT technologies in a manufacturing setting. IIoT enables manufacturers with automation, efficie...
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Collective intelligence (CI) is shared intelligence that emerges from the collection, analysis, and correlation heterogeneous data used in decision making. Collective intelligence is used as an approach to visualize leading technologies at a particular time. Topic generative models are a powerful tool in natural language processing. Prior publicati...
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Background: The TPP technology is a "nano-optics" 3D printing technology that develops in recent years. Compared with the traditional 3D printing technology, the TPP-3DP technique that takes near-infrared light femtosecond pulse laser as the light source can break through the limitation of optical diffraction and manufacture nanoscale 3D structure...
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Background: Because line width has been close to atom size, for semiconductor industry, except for achieving the target of line width, the cost will be more important. The mask-less laser interference lithography (LIL) technique lowers the cost makes it standing out in the market of lithographic equipment of the excessive cost in the semiconductor...
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Immersive technology for human-centric cyber physical systems includes broad concepts that enable users in the physical world to connect with the cyber world with a sense of immersion. Complex systems such as virtual reality, augmented reality, brain-computer interfaces, and brain-machine interfaces are emerging as immersive technologies that have...
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Internet of Things (IoT) technology plays an essential part in driving Industry 4.0 towards intelligent manufacturing ecosystems. IoT embedded devices (and physical objects, in general) can communicate with each other and enable intelligent decisions and actions in production, remote monitoring, and diagnosis in smart factories. Hence, IoT innovati...
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Digital marketing is defined as the marketing of products and services using the Internet. It is a conglomeration of various strategies, which include advertising on mobile devices, display advertising, or any other digital medium. An original brand manufacturing (OBM) marketing can deploy sets of social media forums and templates to attract and re...
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Industry 4.0 is an organized framework to infuse the latest technology in the manufacturing sector. The inclusion of next generation technologies such as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence approaches increases productivity and manufacturing output in today's dynamic industrial environments. This rese...
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Industry 4.0 enables the management of factories manufacturing products with complexity and flexibility. The corresponding logistic services must provide greater accuracy and efficiency in logistic operations. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an important aspect for smart logistics in the context of Industry 4.0. For instance, intelligent logistics...
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Patent informatics are often analysed for IP protections, particularly in high-tech industries. This research develops a computer-supported generic methodology for discovering evolutions and linkages between litigations and disputed patents. The IP litigations in mobile telecommunications are used as the case study. An ontology framework representi...
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Concurrent Engineering is based on the concept that different phases of a product life cycle should be conducted concurrently and initiated as early as possible within the Product Creation Process (PCP). Its main goal is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the PCP and reduce errors in the later stages, and to incorporate considerations...
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Mobile communication patents must conform to LTE-Advanced (called fourth generation or 4G) specifications to be categorized as LTE-A standard essential patents (SEPs). Global LTE-A patent pools, such as Sisvel and Via Licensing, collect SEPs from patent assignees, facilitate the SEP licensing processes, and provide fast-forward technical solutions...
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Patent analysis helps companies understand their intellectual property (IP) portfolio and develop competitive management strategies. A Technology Function Matrix (TFM) is a critical approach for patent data analytics. This paper develops a generic computer-supported TFM construction methodology that can be used for creating patent technical maps fo...
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Useful and innovative service design can increase organization competitiveness and consumer satisfaction. The problems facing consumers in the original open-shelf cosmetics service model includes the following issues: 1. Insufficient information on beauty goods for customer to make decision, 2. Self-trial of product is needed but not easy to judge...
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A power transformer is an important facility in the power supply system. If a transformer unexpectedly fails or shuts down, it will cause a severe damage to the entire power supply network. Hence, establishing a good and real-time power transformer fault prognosis system to avoid unexpected break down is a critical issue to a power company. The Dis...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing includes techniques capable of manufacturing regular and irregular shapes for small batches of customized products. The ability to customize unusual shapes makes the process particularly suitable for prosthetic products used in biomedical applications. AM adoption in the field of biomedical applications (c...
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This study applied the cloud-based production service concept to form a scalable and interoperable ordering model for self-service restaurants. We developed and demonstrated a structural and empirical service design using an integration of TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), service QFD (Quality Function Deployment), and service blueprint a...
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Patent analysis depicts the innovative directions of research and development (R&D) and technical breakthroughs in given domains, because patents are effective means of intellectual property right (IPR) protection for innovations with viable commercial applications. Patent analysis often helps companies monitor IPs and assess their competitive posi...
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Industry 4.0 (I 4.0) is a sum total of technologies such as Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data analytics combined to achieve a near zero defect state. IoT, as one of the core components in I 4.0, is a key enabling framework. The objective of this paper is to investigate one of the visual sensor tech...
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This paper is a formal overview of standards and patents for Internet of Things (IoT) as a key enabler for the next generation advanced manufacturing, referred as Industry 4.0 (I 4.0). IoT at the fundamental level is a means of connecting physical objects to the Internet as a ubiquitous network that enables objects to collect and exchange informati...
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When patents support anti-competitive conduct, innovation can be damaged not only by lack of market access but by the prohibitive costs of litigation. The creation of patent barriers is inconsistent with IP protection and enforcement agreed upon under the World Trade Organization and trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (‘TRIPS’)....
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Three-dimensional (3D) printing enables products to be custom-designed and produced using additive manufacturing processes. This research develops a patent analysis approach to explore biomedical 3D printing technology trends. First, the method searches for related patents. Second, frequently appearing key terms in patents are extracted as a means...
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Analysis of patents reveals trends in technology development in given domains, particularly for commercial adaptation concerning intellectual property (IP) protection. Such an approach allows enterprises to track IPs and evaluate their potential competitiveness vis-à-vis their competitors. Patent clustering is a core step of the entire patent analy...
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A global enterprise must continuously improve the efficiency of logistic operations between supply chain collaborators. Integrating logistic services, resources, and necessary information flows in the supply chain to ensure efficiency and efficacy is critically important to these companies. Global logistic service companies face challenges from the...
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The effective service design can be achieved by implementing collaboration work from domain experts and customers. This research depicts a conceptual service design framework: design-oriented systematic inventive thinking (DSIT) which can be applied in different problem contexts. It divides the real world design scenarios into four dimensions, and...
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The emergence of additive manufacturing (AM) technology gradually replaces traditional manufacturing processes that use material cutting and removal techniques. The innovative technology of AM will bring major changes to the supply chain networks and the models of manufacturing services. Considering material jetting (MJ) as one of the additive manu...
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Large sized engineering assets such as power transformers are critical parts of the power supply networks. Therefore, focusing on early fault diagnosis to maintain large transformers in good condition is an important operational task to the power companies. In order to manage and fully utilize the big data generated from the large number of transfo...
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Global retailers are expanding their business to countries with diverse cultures and consumer preferences. Competitive and sustainable retail chains require advanced e-services linked to in-store digital innovations. This research focuses on cultural dimensions and the implications of implementing global and internet-linked e-service innovations. T...
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Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are a collection of transformative technologies for managing interconnected physical and computational capabilities. Recent developments in technology are increasing the availability and affordability of sensors, data acquisition systems, and computer networks. The competitive nature of industry requires manufacturers t...
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Large sized transformers are an important part of global power systems and industrial infrastructures. An unexpected failure of a power transformer can cause severe production damage and significant loss throughput the power grid. In order to prevent power facilities from malfunctions and breakdowns, the development of real-time monitoring and heal...