Québec only Centre focused exclusively on applied research in IT, CRIM serves over 140 clients annually.

3D immersive virtual environment for visual rehabilitation

When a person becomes visually impaired, intensive rehabilitation is required to learn the skills necessary to accurately interpret sensory cues. Virtual reality (VR) can provide a safe and rich world for rehabilitation by rendering a complex environment. VR can stage challenges that can be faced with less stress than in the real outdoor world. Our current objective is to build VR outdoor scenes to assist the interpretation of sensory cues.

A new collection of video described movies in French produced by CRIM for BAnQ

This two-year project in digital accessibility and e-inclusion led to the launch, in 2017, of a brand new collection of 30 movies of all genres, from Quebec and France, adapted for the visually impaired by CRIM's Vision and Imaging Team and available for free through BAnQ.

ACACIA – Shorten testing processes after changes and updates in flight simulator software

The ACACIA project, realized for CAE, aims at developing tools for the analysis of component changes in complex software systems.

ADNOTARE - Collection of tools for collaborative annotation

ADNOTARE: Collection of tools to build annotation platforms including VESTA and PACTE.

Advertisement detection

AI cyber attack detection tool

Northforge Innovations called on CRIM's data science and cybersecurity experts to assist it in developing a tool that can detect cyber attacks using a learning algorithm.

Analyse de la qualité de données sur le transport à Montréal… le CRIM, une référence en science de données au Québec!

L’expertise du CRIM a été mise à contribution par la Ville de Montréal en 2016-2017 dans le cadre du projet MTL Trajet. Le projet de comparaison des ensembles de données réalisé par le CRIM a fait appel aux expertises de ses chercheurs en science des données.

Application of CRIM's speech technologies to indigenous languages

Hundreds of thousands of hours of speech were recorded in various Canadian indigenous languages. Unfortunately, these records are generally not annotated or indexed, which significantly slows down researchers' work. CRIM's experts are addressing two aspects of this issue.

AutoCarto, a tool for the automatic detection of hydrographic contours satellite images

Automate the detection of waterbodies from satellite imagery in order to reduce manual labor, lower costs and maintain up to date information more effectively.

Automatic closed-captioning

Summary of the various projects developed by CRIM in the field of automatic closed-captioning.

Automatic segmentation of proposals

CRIM collaborated on a project conducted by TEC (Technology Evaluation Centers) that focused on the segmentation of unstructured data for classifying proposals. In this project, CRIM produced a data segmentation algorithm using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques.

Biométrie vocale : vers une identification incontournable

La biométrie vocale vise à développer des applications permettant de vérifier l’identité d’une personne grâce à sa voix. Découvrez les techniques qui ont fait la réputation du CRIM dans ce domaine de pointe!

Blisly, a project connecting data science... and health!

The Blisly app, launched in 2016, aims to determine how the weather impacts an individual's health by offering an risk index based on a connection between meteorological variations and the amount of traffic in emergency rooms. CRIM's role in this project was the conception of various components that enable the app's operation.

CANGEO, a Web service based on Landsat-8 imagery for the update of the national hydrographic vectors

Chatbots for the Real Estate Industry

Marketing Third Wunder, a digital marketing agency, collaborates with several real estate organizations that are looking for innovative ways to connect with their customers.

COBVIS-D and SPEED-Q, projects on the cephalo-ocular behaviour of automobile drivers

The COBVIS-D project was aimed at developing a simulation environment for the analysis of the cephalo-ocular behavior in elderly drivers. It should pave the way for the implementation of more appropriate re-education programs and the development of tools for better identifying at-risk drivers.

Creating an immersive experience in a museum

Go beyond the scenes to explore a project realized by CRIM for the Musée du Fjord in Saguenay: an immersive multimedia show using a glasses-free 3D technology called FreeD.

CRIM among the world leaders in voice biometrics!

The Speech and Text team has been developing various speech and speaker recognition technologies for over 30 years. Its expertise soon placed it among the world leaders in the field. Since 1992, the team has been taking part in international competitions in order to test its methods and compare them with those of other researchers in the field.

Decision support system in case of network failure

Siama Systems called on CRIM's expertise in AI and data science to identify the best ways to design a decision support system that would optimize the work of their experts when faced with a network failure.

Development of a conceptual navigation prototype for easy access to document collections

Emotion detection system

ESGF (Earth System Grid Federation)

CRIM is a co-developer in the ESGF initiative, a project which was recently selected by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 best research and development projets for the year 2017. ESGF (Earth System Grid Federation) is a concerted development effort in climate and Earth System science that brings together major partners such as NASA and various research centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Evaluation of a library for the automatic detection of tree crowns

Évia - CRIM’s expertise tackles a real estate property assessment software

JLR, a company specialized in land title solutions, approached CRIM’s research team with the objective of optimizing their real estate property assessment software, Évia. This platform enables real estate agents or individuals to obtain a personalized report outlining the main features and market value of any property in Quebec, automatically and in a few minutes.

From Locus Dialogue to Nu Echo: Speech recognition, a CRIM expertise for more than 30 years

In the 1990s, CRIM started developing a speech recognition technology that would soon place it among the world leaders in the field.

Geolocalized recommendation system

Cogalab, a software design and development studio based in Montreal, called on CRIM to provide expert advice on one of their projects under study.

Ground control to Major Tom… CRIM’s state-of-the-art technology used to decipher air traffic control speech!

In 2018, CRIM took part in the Airbus Air Traffic Control Speech Recognition Scientific Challenge (ATC 2018). This challenge was organized by Airbus in order to find the best speech recognition technologies to fit their business needs.

Interactive language learning system

Keyword detection bilingual system (Hydro-Québec)

Le Solutionneur – First automatic generator of school timetables for Quebec schools

Logiag – CRIM's expertise in data science in support of Ag Tech!

In 2018, CRIM's vision and imaging and data science experts worked with SMB Logiag to explore methods to improve the soil analysis tool developed by this Quebec-based company specializing in the application of technologies to the agricultural sector.

L’expertise du CRIM en imagerie et en intelligence artificielle pourrait aider à reconstituer une ville entière!

L’entreprise Jakarto Cartographie 3D a fait appel aux experts du CRIM afin de l’aider à développer un système de reconnaissance automatique d’objets de type mobilier urbain, basé sur la combinaison des données qu’elle recueille soit l’imagerie 3D, les photographies haute résolution et la géolocalisation.

MediaSigma - Platform for Media Placement and Dynamic Advertising

Dialekta recently launched the MediaSigma product, which automates the purchase of ads based on factors such as weather, Nasdaq fluctuations, sports scores, and the intensity of web traffic.

Megaphone project

Megaphone was an interactive outdoor installation in Montréal's Quartier des spectacles (QDS), that allowed citizens to speak out publicly on a theme of their choice.CRIM participated as a consultant for speech recognition in the project's initial phase, provided its technologies for real-time and offline recognition, and contributed to the integration of its technologies into the system installed at QDS.

Modelling and software validation for Adacel

CRIM used its expertise in software modelling and model-based testing techniques to help Adacel improve its simulation systems for air traffic control and airport management.

MONNET (Monitoring of Extended Premises)

The MONNET project was instigated by the Laboratoire de vision et systèmes numériques de l'Université Laval. It aimed at developing an intelligent vision system for the surveillance of people in public areas.

Multi-resolution analysis of polarimetric radar images


Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems.

PACTE - Collaborative electronic text annotation platform

PACTE is a collaborative annotation web platform for text content that integrates an array of practical tools for research groups.

PAVICS – Power Analytics and Visualization for Climate Science

A platform that harmonizes research in climatology in a phenomenal way. Operating on networked supercomputers, it will enable Canadian and international scientists to design and visualize customized climate change scenarios to study their impacts and adaptation opportunities.

Personalized product recommendations for clients of L'Oréal Canada

CRIM has realized a project whose objective was to offer L'Oréal Canada clients personalized product recommendations based on an advanced analysis of their spending patterns and client profile.

Predicting the impact of mining projects

DT Solutions sought CRIM's expertise in artificial intelligence and data science to provide advice on some of its products, including the design of a prediction tool for the economic and environmental impact of underground mining projects.

PTZ, Intelligent Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera for Security Applications

The goal of project PTZ was to develop an intelligent Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera for video surveillance software.

R&D mandate for a digital transition at Croesus

Croesus turned to CRIM for help in selecting the database management system (DBMS) that best suited their needs and in planning its implementation.

Recommendation system for online food delivery orders

UEAT creates and markets intelligent and innovative ordering solutions for restaurants. The company turned to CRIM for advice on the implementation of a recommendation engine based on artificial intelligence into their online ordering solutions

Retsoft, an image analysis tool for the diagnosis of retinal diseases

RISQ Network - The birth of the Internet in Quebec

CRIM is very proud to be one of the creators of the RISQ, the first active Internet network in Quebec, in collaboration with many university partners.

S3I project, intelligent industrial inspection station

The S3I project aimed at developing a visual inspection station for small plastic objects.

Satisfa mobile web solutions

Satisfa used CRIM’s expertise to develop its customer satisfaction survey tool.

Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal - CRIM's expertise at the service of Montreal firefighters!

CRIM has been working with the City of Montreal for several years now to help it improve its practices and many of its computer and technology systems. One of the mandates of the Emerging Technologies and Data Science team (TESD) in 2017 was the design of prediction tools for the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM).

SIMLOG - A bit of CRIM all around the world

VIDEO (FR) - SIMLOG, a pionneer in the field of heavy equipment simulators and the second independent business derived from CRIM's research

SmartCaption, software for the automatic positioning of captions

Software for manipulating digitized microfilms

Software transition towards a cloud-based application

Genius Solutions called on CRIM to prepare the transition of its manufacturing software from a monolithic app to a cloud-based solution.

Successful software transformation thanks to CRIM's expertise!

Cannforecast Software develops artificial intelligence solutions to optimize water management, including helping to predict pipe breakage or the concentration of E. coli bacteria in waters open to swimming.

TechnoLeads and the elokutio service

Thanks to CRIM, TechnoLeads has had access to world-class expertise to develop its elokutio audio description service.

Text/dialog synchronization for postsynchronization and dubbing

This project aimed at the creation of a vocal alignment technology and to its integration into an existing postsynchronization and dubbing system for Ryscho Media (became DubSynchro, now called Indekso). This company specializes in dubbing for cinema and television.

The STORM project at CGI

The multinational CGI collaborated with CRIM to design the “Intelligent Decision Support System for Storms” module to optimize the recovery of electrical networks in the event of major breakdowns.

Tools for capturing, analyzing and indexing video for assisting in the training of elite athletes

Tools for the analysis of logs in distributed systems

VESTA - Collaborative multimedia content annotation platform

VESTA is a timeline based annotation platform of multimedia content. It offers an integrated set of innovative computer tools for analyzing and annotating audio and video recordings. These tools allows to significantly accelerate, and in some cases, automate the analysis and annotation of your recordings.

Vidéodescription - Une technologie qui change le monde... un épisode à la fois !

Le CRIM a développé un nouveau système de production de vidéodescription (VD) qui permet aux aveugles et malvoyants de mieux comprendre une œuvre audiovisuelle (film, série télé, etc.). Découvrez l'histoire de cette technologie novatrice qui contribue à l'accessibilité universelle des produits culturels !

Voice-to-text conversion tool for CEDROM-SNi radio monitoring

CRIM’s Speech and Text team worked closely with CEDROM-SNi to develop, perfect and deploy a voice-to-text conversion tool for radio content, adapted to CEDROM-SNi’s needs.


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Recent Publications

  • An end-to-end approach for the verification problem: learning the right distance

  • The Indigenous Languages Technology Project at NRC Canada: an empowerment-oriented approach to developing language software