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Adaptive Personal Assistant (APA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
41316
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41316
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BCL COMPUTERS
990 Linden Dr. Suite 203 Santa Clara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Adaptive Personal Assistant (APA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,937.00
 

Abstract:

BCL proposes developing an Adaptive Personal Assistant (APA) to assist professionals dramatically improve productivity of office automation tasks. The APA will take normal spoken English requests and perform tasks such as electronic mail, meeting coordination, and flight scheduling, and then adapt and optimize the output according to the user's preferences. In addition, the system will take the user's selections from the output list and adjust the preferences dynamically using relevance feedback techniques. The APA is built on an agent based architecture; a primary agent interfaces with the user, translating requests into the agent languages of KQML and KIF. These KQML and KIF statements are sent to task-specific agents to execute the requests. On request completion, each agent shows results in its own display, and a message is sent back to the primary agent for response in a computer generated voice. This design allows for a scalable APA architecture. As new tasks need to be added, a new agent is registered with the primary agent. This modular design of the APA allows it to be extended to the control of computer based military applications including military office applications, command and control applications and embedded computer systems.

Principal Investigator:

Hassan Alam
4089737218

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

BCL COMPUTERS
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 126 Cupertino, CA 95014

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No