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THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE THE DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY OF VARIOUS USER…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4731
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4731
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Carnegie Federal Sys Corp
650 Commerce Court At Station Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE THE DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY OF VARIOUS USER INTERFACES FOR THE CONTRAST EXPERT SYSTEM SURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE THE DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY OF VARIOUS USER INTERFACES FOR THE CONTRAST EXPERT SYSTEM SURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT. CONTRAST IS A KNOWLEDGE-BASED COMPUTER CONSULTANT DESIGNED TO ASSIST NMR RADIOLOGISTS IN THE TASK OF SELECTING SCANNING PARAMETERS THAT OPTIMIZE DIAGNOSTICALLY USEFUL CONTRAST IN THE RESULTANT IMAGES. THIS PHASE I STUDY WILL EXPLORE FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVES FOR USER INTERFACE DESIGNS TO THIS NMR EXPERT SYSTEM. SPECIFICALLY, RESEARCHERS WILL CONSIDER: 1. THE GRAPHICAL DISPLAY OF INFORMATION AND ITS RELATION TO INTERNAL KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATIONS; 2. THE USE OF NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING; AND 3. COMPUTER UNDERSTANDING OF USER GOALS, PLANS, AND INTENTIONS FOR DIALOGUE MANAGEMENT. PHASE II WILL UNDERTAKE A FULL INTEGRATED PILOT IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PHASE I DESIGN. THE IMPLEMENTED USER INTERFACE WILL BEREFINED AND TESTED WITH THE CONTRAST EXPERT SYSTEM AND USED BY RADIOLOGISTS AS A TOOL TO ASSIST IN NMR IMAGING. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS RESEARCH IN THE PHASE II STUDYWOULD EXTEND THE CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE USE OF DISCOURSE STRUCTURE IN NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACE DESIGN. FURTHER, ITWOULD LEAD TO A COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE PRODUCT USEFUL TO CLINICAL RADIOLOGISTS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr philip j hayes
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Carnegie Federal Sys Corp
650 Commerce Court At Station Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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