BROSSARD, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2012) - DIAGNOS inc. ("DIAGNOS" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:ADK), a leader in the use of artificial intelligence ("AI") and advanced knowledge extraction techniques, is pleased to announce that its CARDS technology will be used by Votorantim Metals Canada Inc. ("Votorantim") in the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick.
The Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) occupies a roughly circular area of approximately 70 km diameter in the Miramichi Highlands of northern New Brunswick. The area is host to some 46 mineral deposits with known resources and another hundred mineral occurrences, all hosted by Cambro-Ordovician rocks that were deposited in an ensialic back-arc basin.
CARDS (Computer Aided Resources Detection System) is a state-of-the-art computer system used by researchers at DIAGNOS to identify areas with a high statistical probability of containing significant mineral deposits. The backbone of CARDS is the MCubiX-KE (Knowledge Extraction) data mining engine. MCubiX-KE uses pattern recognition algorithms to learn the signatures of positive and negative data points and create a model that can make predictions on the positive or negative nature of new data points. CARDS uses these powerful algorithms to analyze digitally compiled historical exploration data and identify zones with a high potential for the discovery of mineral deposits.
«We have been working on this internal project for more than five months. Up to now, 19880 training points (drilling and rock EM and Topo) has been compiled, we are therefore ready to start modeling in the next few days. We will be starting with a known undeveloped base metal deposit signature to focus the targeting process », explained Michel Fontaine, Vice-President of the division of natural resources.
« We hope that this new and advanced innovative technology will enable us to identify unexplored targets within the highly prolific Bathurst Mining Camp» declared Rodney Thomas, General Manager of Votorantim Metals Canada Inc.
Votorantim Metals Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Votorantim Metals is a company that is part of the Votorantim Group that was founded in Brazil in 1918. The Votorantim Group operates in twenty countries and has over 40,000 employees. Votorantim Metais is the largest electrolytic nickel producer in Latin America and one of the world's leaders in the production of zinc, aluminum and nickel. Votorantim Canada Metals Inc. in conjunction with Xstrata Zinc and El Nino Ventures is operator of the Bathurst Option and Joint Venture which is actively exploring for base metal deposits within the Bathurst Mining Camp.
Founded in 1998, DIAGNOS is a publicly traded Canadian corporation (TSX VENTURE:ADK), with a mission to commercialize technologies combining contextual imaging and traditional data mining thereby improving decision making processes. DIAGNOS offers products, services, and solutions to clients in a variety of fields including healthcare, natural resources, and entertainment.
DIAGNOS can count on a multidisciplinary team that includes professionals in geophysics, geology, Artificial Intelligence, mathematics, as well as remote sensing and image interpretation. The Corporation's objective is to develop a royalty stream by significantly enhancing and participating in the exploration success rate of mining. For further information, please visit our Website at www.diagnos.com .
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