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Multimodal Knowledge Acquisition and Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95104
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-019-0357
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T019
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Friedland Group, Inc.
330 SW 43rd St., Suite K #489 Renton, WA 98057
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multimodal Knowledge Acquisition and Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0297
Award Amount: $69,279.00
 

Abstract:

Related information, particularly in the real word, can come in many forms, like text, images, video, and more. Exploiting that information will require a multimodal approach. The Friedland Group, which led Project Moebius at DARPA, is joined by The University of Rochester and Prof. David Forsyth - respective leaders in knowledge acquisition from text and images, to create a new framework for mutlimodal knowledge acquisition and management (MKAM). MKAM utilizes and expands Episodic Logic (EL), a highly expressive logical representation and reasoning framework that has been successfully applied to model complex events and situations. Capturing multimodal knowledge in EL will make it integrable, inference and unification capable. It will also enable the improvement of knowledge acquisition capabilities in individual modalities by providing more context and reducing ambiguities. Our Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibility of our approach through the development of several concrete examples, utilizing data produced by existing knowledge extraction systems, to show how EL can meld knowledge from different modalities while improving acquisition from individual modalities.

Principal Investigator:

Noah Friedland
President
2067609487
noah@thefriedlandgroup.com

Business Contact:

Noah Friedland
President
2067609487
noah@thefriedlandgroup.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

The Friedland Group, Inc.
330 SW 43rd St., Suite K #489 Renton, WA 98057

EIN/Tax ID: 113801647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Rochester
518 Hylan Building
Box 270140
Rochester, NY 14627
Contact: Brenda Kavanaugh
Contact Phone: 5852754031