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    Artificial Intelligence

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  • Cooperation

    3+ years

About The Project

SmartCloud Workbench is the next-generation tool for situational reasoning of application implementation. Workbench enables interactive design, specification, deployment, and ongoing maintenance of applications based on artificial neural networks. It focuses on the development of Cognitive Maps - frameworks able to leverage multiple technologies for data storage and manipulation, system modeling, and artificial intelligence. They are symbolic knowledge representations that fully support explainability through natural language interfaces.


“The Solution helps users create simulations and automatically predict outcomes. They can develop and dynamically update applications through a simple and easy-to-use web interface. It is valued by our numerous clients - Compsis, Con Edison, Constellation Energy, CPower, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation, to name just a few.”

Smartcloud Workbench Team


  • To make the creation and managing of a cognitive map easy for the user on different devices.
  • To make application architecture scalable and flexible for implementation of new features/different users’ requirements/systems.
  • To make the creation and management of the decision table easy and clear for the user.


  1. What helped us achieve the project goals: best practices for mind maps, user interfaces, and continuous integration; the usage of flexible app architecture solutions, development tools, and methodologies, rich preferences for customer personalization; best design practices for managing huge amounts of structured data.

  2. Cognitive map

    The creation and management of Cognitive Maps is a highly interactive task for users. Cognitive Maps evolve through feedback from visualizations that highlight relationships between goals and situations, show where the map needs to be expanded, changed, or reduced. Workbench is designed to enable interactive creation with intuitive displays and ease-of-use features.

  3. Cognitive map
  4. The Bayesian Network

    The Workbench Bayesian Network (BN) user interface offers the following possibilities:

    • Manual creation of BNs by creating Nodes and Links and entering BN Node/Link data.
    • Automatic learning of a BN structure from user-supplied data (via CRex API).
    • Automatic learning of BN node probability tables from user-supplied data (vis CRex API).
    • Manual modification of the BN node structure, parameters (states, probability tables), and connections. In a Decision Table, use evaluation of a valid BN (via CRex API) to assess part of a Condition Clause and display the results of the evaluation.
  5. The Bayesian Network
  6. Simulation Capabilities

    When developing Cognitive Maps with the Workbench, users often simulate a running application so that they can examine the results and modify the Cognitive Map to achieve desired reasoning behavior. To do this, they use the Simulation capabilities of the Workbench that allow the user to do the following for a single complete and publishable Cognitive Map:

    • Manual crea• Connect to a Microsoft SQL database containing data that are the inputs to a CRex application.tion of BNs by creating Nodes and Links and entering BN Node/Link data.
    • Edit the input data.
    • Visualize the results of the simulation in an embedded Microsoft Power BI display.
  7. Simulation Capabilities


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Business value

SmartCloud Workbench is an intuitive web-based instrument for situational analysis and management through the construction and parameterization of Cognitive Maps.

SmartCloud Workbench merges the cognitive reasoning power of artificial intelligence, predictive analysis, and the performance of Big Data and cloud computing environments. The customers extensively use it for building their own high-level software across various industries, including gas and oil, finance, and government management.

Blackthorn vision

Since 2009, we've been assisting technology companies to build and improve their software products. We help to scale tech teams, deliver projects on time and within budget, develop ideas from initial concepts to a final product.

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